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"Remains Safely Anonymous"

People seem to dig Star Wars posts. I could probably blog for a month on security lessons, illustrated with Star Wars quotes, but I’d need to buy the DVDs and get some video capture technology, and …


…ok. You’ve convinced me. Friday Star-Wars-security-lessons-blogging it is.

Ben: The “other” he spoke of is your twin sister.

Luke : But I have no sister.

Ben: Hmm. To protect you both from the Emperor,
you were hidden from your father when you
were born. The Emperor knew, as I did, if
Anakin were to have any offspring, they would
be a threat to him. That is the reason why
your sister remains safely anonymous.

That’s right. Keep listening to the crazy old hermit, he knows security: Anonymity protects children from those who would do them harm. If you can’t find the child, you can’t turn them to the dark side.

Be sure to tune in next Friday, when Admiral Piett’s actions illustrate Kerkhoff’s principle.

One comment on ""Remains Safely Anonymous""

  • sama says:

    From this post, I conclude that you approve of Michael Jackson’s practice of covering his “children’s” heads in lace veils when they’re in public…

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