What do we mean by Secure by Default? Well, it’s a simple concept: in any system where security is paramount, the default and easiest option should be the most secure.
It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? And we can find good examples around. Yale locks automatically secure their doors whenever they shut, unless the user explicitly uses the catch to keep them open. Your bank account is private to yourself, unless you explicitly add other account holders to the list. Although Android used to keep user data easily readable on a phone, newer versions encrypt the whole phone by default unless the user explicitly disables it. And multi-user systems such as Windows and OS X make your personal files private until you explicitly change their permissions to […]