The Myths of Security: What the Computer Security Industry Doesn't Want You to Know
If you think computer security has improved in recent years, The Myths of Security will shake you out of your complacency. Longtime security professional John Viega, formerly Chief Security Architect at McAfee, reports on the sorry state of the industry, and offers concrete suggestions for professionals and individuals confronting the issue.
Provocative, insightful, and always controversial, The Myths of Security not only addresses IT professionals who deal with security issues, but also speaks to Mac and PC users who spend time online.
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The Security Industry Is Broken
Its Easier to Get 0wned Than You Think
Its Good to Be Bad
Would I Use It?
Why Microsofts Free AV Wont Matter
Google Is Evil
Why Most AV Doesnt Work Well
Host Securitys Silver Bullet?
When Will We Get Rid of All the Security Vulnerabilities?
Application Security on a Budget
Responsible Disclosure Isnt Responsible
Are ManintheMiddle Attacks a Myth?
An Attack on PKI
HTTPS Sucks Lets Kill It
CrAPTCHA and the UsabilitySecurity Tradeoff
Why AV Is Often Slow
Four Minutes to Infection?
Personal Firewall Problems
Call It Antivirus
Why Most People Shouldnt Run Intrusion Prevention Systems
Problems with Host Intrusion Prevention
Plenty of Phish in the Sea
The Cult of Schneier
Helping Others Stay Safe on the Internet
Legitimate Vendors Sell It Too
Living in Fear?
Is Apple Really More Secure?
OK Your Mobile Phone Is Insecure Should You Care?
Do AV Vendors Write Their Own Viruses?
One Simple Fix for the AV Industry
A Red Herring
Why SiteAdvisor Was Such a Good Idea
Is There Anything We Can Do About Identity Theft?
No Death for the Password
Spam Is Dead
What AV Companies Should Be Doing AV 20
VPNs Usually Decrease Security
Usability and Security
Improving Patch Management
An Open Security Industry