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    The science of guessing: analyzing an anonymized corpus of 70 million passwords

    Dr. Joseph Bonneau Wins NSA Award, Criticizes NSA
    "Like many in the community of cryptographers and security engineers, I’m sad that we haven’t better informed the public about the inherent dangers and questionable utility of mass surveillance. And like many American citizens I’m ashamed we’ve let our politicians sneak the country down this path." -- Bonneau
    "On July 18th, Dr. Joseph Bonneau, a software engineer at Google, received the National Security Agency’s award for the best scientific cybersecurity paper. According to its stated mission, the competition was created to help broaden the scientific foundations of cybersecurity needed in the development of systems that are resilient to cyber attacks. But Bonneau was deeply conflicted about receiving the award, noting on his blog that even though he was flattered to receive the award he didn’t condone the mass surveillance programs run by the NSA: “Simply put, I don’t think a free society is compatible with an organisation like the NSA in its current form." https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/0...iticizes-nsa-0

    http://www.jbonneau.com/doc/B12-IEEE..._passwords.pdf

    Dr. Bonneau's quote on a free society redounded with the title of Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies , which I note is now available in a new one-volume edition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Dr. Joseph Bonneau Wins NSA Award, ....

    ďSimply put, I donít think a free society is compatible with an organisation like the NSA in its current form." https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/0...iticizes-nsa-0

    http://www.jbonneau.com/doc/B12-IEEE..._passwords.pdf

    Dr. Bonneau's quote on a free society redounded with the title of Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies , which I note is now available in a new one-volume edition.
    The good doctor should now realize that he does not live in a free society now. Time for a re-write of his conclusions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    The good doctor should now realize that he does not live in a free society now. Time for a re-write of his conclusions.
    I think he does realize that, I think that's his point. I think he is saying, one step toward a free society is the disbandment of the NSA, or at least major restructuring and refocusing.

    Edit: Maybe not, I could be wrong. Probably am.
    Last edited by stealthyeliminator; 07-28-2013 at 10:12 AM.

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