Security through obscurity has been trumped. Let’s hear it for security through “clunky.”

In an attempt to assuage concerns that Russian hackers might succeed in hijacking U.S. presidential election results, FBI Director James Comey said recently that “the beauty of the American voting system is that it is dispersed among the 50 states, and it is clunky as heck.”

Comey has proven himself a master of clunky statements and often appears baffled by technology. One story about his misinformed campaign against encryption was summed up in the URL slug: “FBI Dude Dumb Dumb.” In addition to his incessant rants about terrorists “going dark,” Comey infamously dismissed constitutional protections against illegal searches, calling them a “typo” in the law. Then there was his over-the-top bluster about how only Apple was capable of breaking into a terrorist’s iPhone — right up until the moment the phone was cracked without Apple’s help.

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Source: Security