Security quotes of the week
Posted Nov 30, 2012 23:33 UTC (Fri) by Max.Hyre
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someone did a very bad job at procuring shredders.
Indeed. They shredded the documents into strips, and whoever did the shredding fed them in sideways
, so each strip contained one line of text. Bruce Schneier's blog entry
has some good comments.
More worrisome, though, is that a DARPA challenge has now given us
OCR-assisted shred reassembly, good against cross-cut shreds. If you're worried about a large entity (nation-state, corporation, police department) reading your stuff, burning is the only way to do it. (Back when I worked at a facility with classified documents, there was a very rusty 55-gallon drum out back for precisely that purpose. :-)
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