The infosec QOTD: Famous quotes re-imagined (2010-02)

The world is full of famous quotes…and quotes about information security, but famous quotes re-imagined as information security quotes is an unfilled niche. The Quote of the Day consists of well-known quotes modified ever so slightly to convert them into plausible (maybe?) information security quotes. Hover over a quote to reveal the original.

Date Re-imagined Quote
2010-02-26 “Pretexting is the most beautiful fraud in the world.” -Jean-Luc Godard
2010-02-25 “Brian Krebs always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.” -Forrest Gump
2010-02-24 “He best keeps from danger who remembers the Sysadmin is always looking upon him.” -Plato
2010-02-23 “The young security pro knows the rules, but the old security pro knows the exceptions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes
2010-02-22 “Phishing is a canvas furnished by gullibility and embroidered by fear.” -Voltaire
2010-02-19 “The IT security field is always in need of new cliches.” -Alan Perlis
2010-02-18 “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a hacker.” -Henry Hill (from Goodfellas)
2010-02-17 “The more you explain cryptography, the more I don’t understand it.” -Mark Twain
2010-02-16 “We are going to have cloud security, even if we have to fight for it.” -Dwight Eisenhower
2010-02-15 “Never try to teach a user information security; it wastes your time and it annoys the user.” -Robert Heinlein
2010-02-14 “An information security officer cannot always be popular.” -Harry Truman
2010-02-13 “I love the smell of malware in the morning.” -Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore (from Apocalypse Now)
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