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Defence in Depth

Defence in Depth

Posted May 20, 2010 14:41 UTC (Thu) by davecb (subscriber, #1574)
Parent article: Google Chrome and master passwords

It's quite normal in a war to build multiple defense lines,
some of which are only capable of stopping a recon team,
while others can stop a armored brigade.

The criteria is that the first kind of line is staffed by
people with a radio, to tell the folks managing the whole
mess that they've encountered the enemy, and in what strength.

In our case, one might do a logical variant: provide a master
password mechanism, and use "not unlocked" as a warning to other
security mechanisms that the owner thinks they're NOT doing
something insecure.

That will definitely catch "probing" attacks, just like a "tripwire"
defense line does.

--dave


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