[Air-l] metaphors for internet security
elw at stderr.org
Mon Jun 2 12:24:25 PDT 2003
> I was thinking today about what metaphors might be appropriate for
> internet security. I was considering primarily metaphors based on
> current technology. If you had to think that the internet security was
> most like a the security issues surrounding another technology, would
> you think that it was more like keeping a house secure, or a wallet? a
> car secure or a toaster secure? thoughts? other ideas?
epidemiological metaphors - the spread of disease, vulnerabilities,
'penetration' of 'susceptible' systems, infestation, worms, parasites,
trojan horses, virii, blah blah blah
the best metaphor-building technology of all: the human body.
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