The big lie of computer security is that security improves by imposing complex passwords on users. In real life, people write down anything they can’t remember. Security is increased by designing for the way humans actually behave. — Jakob Nielsen
The stronger and more complex the password scheme, the lazier and more technically incompetent the security system administrator. — Michael Schrage
Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months. — Clifford Stoll
I believe that security through obscurity can actually be one valid level of security (after all, in the extreme case, that’s all a password ever really is).
— Linus Torvalds
Being able to break security doesn’t make you a hacker anymore than being able to hotwire cars makes you an automotive engineer. — Eric Raymond
C++ is an atrocity, the bletcherous scab of the computing world, responsible for more buffer overflows, more security breaches, more blue screens of death, more mysterious failures than any other computer language in the history of the planet Earth.
— Eric Lee Green
The userbase for strong cryptography declines by half with every additional keystroke or mouseclick required to make it work. — Carl Ellison
Cryptography restrictions are the USA’s Maginot Line: Big, expensive, ultimately routed around regardless, and once the war is over, difficult to get rid of.
— Russell Nelson
In view of all the deadly computer viruses that have been spreading lately, Weekend Update would like to remind you: when you link up to another computer, you’re linking up to every computer that that computer has ever linked up to. — Dennis Miller