Chris Ursich here again. I'd like to suggest Authy (https://www.authy.com/) as a topic for an in-depth analysis episode of Security Now. I know that Authy is related to Google Authenticator, but I don't know how it can claim to be better. Many tech reporters have praised Authy, but I don't trust that they understand it. I worry that they simply find the app's user interface to be beautiful. Authy's website-- like so many these days-- contains tons of large, beautiful graphics, but hardly a few sentences about how the product works. I think that listeners would benefit if you would investigate and report on this.
Thanks, and keep up the good work. :)
"My gripe with this design aesthetic is the loss of information density. I'm an adult human being sitting at a large display, with a mouse and keyboard. I deserve better. Not every interface should be designed for someone surfing the web from their toilet."
, for next week's show:
I'm much in favor of your approach to keep Security Now focused on technology, and then, having acknowledged that it exists, allow the political component to be discussed elsewhere. That's my objective when I make the following observation:
The arguments concerning what you might call "cryptography control" are strikingly similar to the arguments concerning gun control. For example:
* "If you outlaw it, good people won't have it, but bad people still will."
* "The technology is already pervasive, and you can't effectively stop people from making it themselves." (Either with a compiler or a 3-D printer.)
* The antagonists in the argument are the government's safety interest, versus individuals' interest against government overreach.
I find this similarity fascinating, but I have not seen any reports that address the comparison, even on TWiG, TWiT's most philosophical show, despite Google's clear focus on security. Was the government somehow correct after all, years ago, when they identified cryptography as a munition? Interesting!
Thanks for all you do. I'm looking forward to finding out how Elaine deals with your discussion of "Mis-CHEE-Vee-us." :)
In the Network Break podcast #50 (2015-08-25), (@etherealmind) makes the sobering argument that, for companies, it just does not make financial sense to maintain a strong security program. Target's company value is higher now than before their breach. I'm disappointed to admit that there is sense in this argument. Did Sony or Home Depot go out of business because of "reputation damage?" No. I suppose it depends on whether you are primarily a trust-based business such as a CA. DigiNotar did go out of business.
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