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The Joy of UX: User Experience and Interactive Design for Developers by David Platt

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Chapter 6. Security and Privacy

You might wonder why a book on UX has a chapter about security. Isn’t security the domain of the geekiest geeks? Mathematical wizards like Alan Turing, considered weird even by programmer standards? Isn’t it all about cryptography?

Nothing could be further from the truth. As security guru Bruce Schneier wrote in his classic book Secrets and Lies (Wiley, 2000), “If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology.” User interaction and behavior dictate the success or failure of all security. Come, hear my words, and understand.

Everything’s a Trade-off

The only computer that’s completely safe is one that’s turned off, unplugged, ...

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