The Computer Security Paradox
May 09, 2008, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)
"One of the most prized rights of any American is the right to
privacy and security. It's something people in some countries would
kill for. Yet now there appears to be a very frightening trend
growing. Your privacy and security are being thrown out the window
wholesale in favor of easier access by law enforcement. A recent
example of this can be seen with the announcement that Microsoft
has been providing a tool to investigators that can effectively rip
your Windows security to shreds in seconds, exposing all your
private data to whoever wants to look at it.
"And if that wasn't bad enough, just days later, word came down
the pipe that the TSA and Homeland Security are free to search your
laptop at the border anytime they so please. And these two aren't
the only examples..."