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Security expert pushes full disclosure, forcing vendors to admit and fix bugs quickly.
Bruce Schneier is founder and chief technology officer of Internet security firm Counterpane. He has written two books on cryptography and computer security, Secrets and Lies and Applied Cryptography, and is an outspoken critic of Microsoft and other software vendors that produce products that contain dangerous security holes. We spoke with him about who is responsible for software security flaws and what consumers can do about the growing problem.
PCW: Are there more security holes in software, or are we just getting better at finding them?
Bruce Schneier answered audience questions at the DEF CON hacking conference.
Photo of Bruce Schneier by Per Ervland.
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