Schneier on ID Theft

At the kickoff reception for the IT Security Summit in Johannesburg, there was a bit of industrial theater about identity theft. Someone tried to pretend he was Bruce Schneier; it was pretty funny, really. Also, someone captured discussion after on video.

Last night was the gala reception where we were treated to a short identity theft skit (industrial theater they called it) starring Bruce Schneier. An impostor burst in on the scene and claimed to be Bruce. He produced a passport that identified him self as Mr. Bruce Schneier. He then had his interlocutor check images on Google, FBI.gov and CIA.gov, all of which identified this bloke as Bruce. It was only after Bruce solved a simple block cypher of the words “I am Bruce” that the impostor fled the scene. Watch the video of Bruce describing the point of the exercise.

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