10 Immutable Laws of Security

Read the following "10 Immutable Laws of Security" on technet recently, thought they are definitely worth sharing; old but worthy gems.

Law #1: If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, it's not your computer anymore


Law #2: If a bad guy can alter the operating system on your computer, it's not your computer anymore



Law #3: If a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, it's not your computer anymore



Law #4: If you allow a bad guy to upload programs to your website, it's not your website any more



Law #5: Weak passwords trump strong security



Law #6: A computer is only as secure as the administrator is trustworthy



Law #7: Encrypted data is only as secure as the decryption key



Law #8: An out of date virus scanner is only marginally better than no virus scanner at all

Law #9: Absolute anonymity isn't practical, in real life or on the Web

Law #10: Technology is not a panacea

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