Amateurs Produce Amateur Cryptography

By Bruce Schneier Anyone can design a cipher that he himself cannot break. This is why you should uniformly distrust amateur cryptography, and why you should only use published algorithms that have withstood broad cryptanalysis. All cryptographers know this, but non-cryptographers do not. And this is why we repeatedly see bad amateur cryptography in fielded systems.

From: LXer

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Foresight Linux Project shuts down

By corbet The development of the Foresight Linux distribution has come to an end.
The Foresight Linux Council has determined that there has
been insufficient volunteer activity to sustain meaningful new
development of Foresight Linux. Faced with the need either to
update the project’s physical infrastructure or cease operations,
we find no compelling reason to update the infrastructure.

From: LWN

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