The Birbal Litmus Test

The Birbal Litmus Test

Tests that reveal the true colours of perpetrators can be useful To test whether a solution is acidic or basic, a litmus paper is placed in it; it turns red it is acidic, if it turns blue it is basic....
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Shady Deals

Shady Deals

Frauds where the system’s resilience is tested before an attack are Trojan Horses In the Trojan War, the Greeks were unable to penetrate through the well-fortified city of Troy. After several unsuccessful efforts, they deceived the Troy defense by prete...
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The tenets of Ockham’s razor 

The tenets of Ockham’s razor 

Razing down ambiguities and assumptions in any theory is extremely effective in reaching the truth. William Ockham was a 14th century logician who pronounced the ‘Rule of simplicity’. One interpretation of the rule is that if a conclusion is based...
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Cheating the system 

Cheating the system 

It is wrong to depend on any ‘fraud proof’ system believing it to be risk free. King Akbar had challenged the legendary Birbal to a security test. He stated that if a perpetrator was kept under surveillance, he could be prevented...
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