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Three Minutes With Security Expert Bruce Schneier

Security expert pushes full disclosure, forcing vendors to admit and fix bugs quickly.

  • Kim Zetter
  • PC World
  • September 28, 2001

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?…

Video: Bruce Schneier Answers Questions

  • DEF CON 9
  • July 13, 2001

Bruce Schneier answered audience questions at the DEF CON hacking conference.

Watch the Video or Listen to the Audio on DEFCON.org

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.