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    Security Though Obscurity

    Security Through Obscurity(STO) is well known in the Information & Technology (IT) industry but it is also common in the safe, vault, and security business.

    In the IT industry it is the belief that a system of any sort can be secure so long as nobody outside of its implementation group is allowed to find out anything about its internal mechanisms. Hiding account passwords in binary files or scripts with the presumption that "nobody will ever find it" is a common case of STO. Many home owners have a similar belief that hiding their valuable items in their favorite hiding spots will prevent any burglar's from finding them.

    Any intruder that enters a home with enough time will most likely find anything of value so, "Security Through Obscurity" is not the smartest way to think about security. Keeping your items safe from theft can be a sensitive issue. A good example of this is shown on "It Takes A Thief" where they have people volunteer to let a burglar break into their home and see how well their home is secured against theft.

     

    Dominic Schwebs

    Dominic Schwebs

    Dominic Schwebs, a home safety and security expert with over 15 years of experience is the Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Manager of the Safe and Vault Store. He thoroughly understands the art of building brand awareness and skillful product marketing using the power of social media, crafting informative and engaging blogs, producing podcasts, YouTube videos, and more. Driven by the desire to provide the ultimate user experience, he has helped to build safeandvaultstore.com into a top-selling, nationally recognized e-commerce site. He is tireless in his pursuit of creatively expanding content, educating about home and business safes and vaults, and taking the website to the next level. Dominic is proud to live, work, and call Spokane, WA home.

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