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What Star Trek Predicts About The Future of Information Security

Idea PC Magazine shares an interesting post from a security testing site. IT security may not improve all that greatly in the future?  

Star What Star Trek Predicts About The Future of Information Security
http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2009/09/what_star_trek_predicts_about.php

QUOTE: Science fiction usually has little to say about information security. As in the real world, it too often gets in the way of getting work done. Star Trek is no exception, as explored in this posting

Star "What Star Trek Predicts About The Future of Information Security"
http://ha.ckers.org/blog/20090918/what-star-trek-predicts-about-the-future-of-information-security/

• Physical security will always be a problem

• They don't use money in the future. Probably because consumers are so sick of having their credit cards stolen

• Why they didn't bother to root-kit [Lt. Data], I'll never know.

• I can't even tell you how many times the Enterprise has managed to damage the one and only di-lithium crystal that they have on the whole ship.... Why wouldn't you just bite the bullet and pay to have two on board?

• the vast majority of times someone has entered in a password on the show (which incidentally is almost never - giving you an idea about how lax security will be in the future) it has been by saying it out loud

• PCI doesn’t stop hackers, now or ever

• Individuals will almost completely give up on the idea of protecting their privacy