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Criminal Hackers Gaining Advantage

But protection remains a hard sell with many companies, says security expert

  • David Finlayson
  • Edmonton Journal
  • November 6, 2007

EDMONTON – Technology’s becoming so fast and complex it’s outstripping our ability to keep out hackers and criminals, computer security guru Bruce Schneier said Monday.

“Complexity is the worst enemy of security,” Schneier told the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) conference Monday. “It’s getting worse faster than security is getting better, and we have no idea how to fix this.”

The hacker hobbyists of 10 years ago have been replaced by sophisticated criminals who can get into your computer or server without you knowing about it, said Schneier, whose latest book is Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.