BC Advantage - 2008 Issue 1

Computer Security: The Second Law

Last time we spoke of the first law of computer security:  If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, then it's not your computer any more. Today, we are going to discuss the second immutable law which again should be pretty straight forward: If a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, then it's not your computer anymore.So what exactly is unrestricted physical access?  Leaving your laptop unattended at the airport certainly counts as someone could steal it.  In fact, 1 in 10 laptops will be stolen in...

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