I was chatting with three friends this evening, when one of them asked about the use of some english words (we are not native speakers):
What is the difference between "security" and "safety"?
The other answered:
"Safety" is about accidental causes, and "security" is about intentional causes.
Shortly after, some (confusing?) examples were given:
- It is safe to cross the bridge, it won't break.
- It is secure to cross the bridge, the dinosaurs aren't looking for food.
- This bank is secure against thieves.
- This bridge is safe against flood damage.
Could anyone clarify this for us?