An Important Takeaway on Site Security from the Cloudflare Bleed

An Important Takeaway on Site Security from the Cloudflare Bleed

“What [the Cloudflare] breach does illustrate is that every time we trust a company or tool or piece of software to make our computers [and websites] more secure, we also create a new potential vulnerability because we’re now relying on them.

So if there’s any weakness in that company or tool or software (and there almost certainly is) that’s our weakness, too. 

That’s not a reason to avoid all security products and services, but it is a reason to choose them carefully and not assume that more security always equals better security. 

New security protections create new vulnerabilities and more computer security doesn’t necessarily make us more or less secure, it just makes us secure—and insecure—in slightly different ways.”

~ Dr. Josephine Wolff

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