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Google Backs New Effort To Simplify Security
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Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
9/18/2014 | 2:16:09 PM
Hard to argue against the concept...
I wish Google the best of luck. Messaging seems like a good place to start.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
9/18/2014 | 2:33:11 PM
Re: Hard to argue against the concept...
I'd like to see a concerted effort in both IM and encrypted email for the masses. I think this is a long-overdue effort, and I think having Google involved is a huge plus.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/18/2014 | 3:24:05 PM
Re: Hard to argue against the concept...
I agree, Google would be one of the mandatory players in this effort. It should be an industry wide effort to succeed.
Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
9/18/2014 | 2:48:30 PM
Re: Hard to argue against the concept...
The holy grail of security, ease of use and high certainity of security, I wish them the best of luck.  I have a feeling that at some point in the near future someone will come up with a fool proof product that works well and stays out of the users way and the rest of us will be smacking our foreheads saying "Dang, I should have thought of that".
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/18/2014 | 3:22:28 PM
Re: Hard to argue against the concept...
I know and I agree. The only problem we will face is that the next day somebody will find a vulnerability in it and we are back to square one.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
9/18/2014 | 3:30:24 PM
Re: Hard to argue against the concept...
The interesting point here is that there are some good tools out there for users to secure their stuff. That's good news. But the tools just aren't user-friendly enough, so regular (non-tech security) users give up on them or don't even know they exist. Mainstreaming this stuff would be a big step.
Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
9/18/2014 | 3:33:56 PM
Re: Hard to argue against the concept...
Ha!  You are so right!  Sometimes it feels like we are stuck in a infinite loop.  Solution to vulnerability -> Solution implemented -> Vulnerability found in solution.  Rinse and repeat.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/18/2014 | 3:20:38 PM
Simple, secure and easy to use
If we can simplify security that puts security concerns out of our minds they would be the ultimate situation I want to be in. Today, we either do not care until we get hit, or get bug down and lock everything down which leaves end users frustrated.
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Ninja
9/18/2014 | 9:36:19 PM
How do we simplify security?
Hopefully, security can be simplfied. I'm curious whether the project will try to apply security from some new vantage point or simply coordinate the use of more tools.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
9/19/2014 | 7:27:59 AM
Re: How do we simplify security?
Maybe they will adopt the Apple model of keeping it simple yet functinoal ... I guess the new iOS security features will be a good test for that.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
9/19/2014 | 9:48:21 AM
Re: How do we simplify security?
Yes to your point about new iOS 8 security features. That is, assuming current iphone users can get through the update process, which requires a ton of storage (5.8 GB).  Moral of the story, is anything ever really simple in consumer tech any more?  
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
9/19/2014 | 10:13:31 AM
Re: How do we simplify security?
It took several hours for me to upgrade to iOS 8...ugh.


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