What is security through obscurity and why is it bad?

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Security through obscurity can be said to be bad because it often implies that the obscurity is being used as the principal means of security. Obscurity is fine until it is discovered, but once someone has worked out your particular obscurity, then your system is vulnerable again.


 please explain security through obscurity and why is it bad with examples. 


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