Archive for March 9th, 2007

Bad Security Models

Recently sent to me was a piece of commentary published by Maj. Vanessa Johnson, commander of the Air Force’s 407th Expeditionary Communication Squadron. In it, she decries “anonymity” – really traffic-filtering circumnavigation – as a security risk. In her words:

Anonymous browsing circumvents protections in place to ensure harmful spyware or viruses aren’t inadvertently downloaded and spread on the network. When someone uses an anonymizer to access restricted sites, they expose the network to an unacceptable level of risk.

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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General, Security | on March 9th, 2007 | Comments Off on Bad Security Models