Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Return of the Typewriter: The New (Old) Security Device

A return to low tech? The typewriter could be staging a comeback.  (I had no idea they still made these things.) The Kremlin has announced that it will order 20 typewriters to prevent potential security leaks in the aftermath of the Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning scandals. Deploying the almost forgotten typewriter could be an innovative new (old) security weapon. Creating paper documents could reduce cyber-spying, and unlike printers, every typewriter has its own individual pattern of type so it's easy to link every document to the machine used to type it.

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