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RE: death of the security community
From: "Craig Wright" <cwright () bdosyd com au>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 07:58:14 +1100


Hello,
You have stated "scriptkiddie community(the greatest fear we face)". In
ignorance maybe. Risk. Threat=medium-large (at best), impact=low,
likelihood=medium, Risk=low-medium.

More FUD. Things change, they evolve. Move with the times. The issue is
the availability of patches for most people. Having a disclosed
vulnerability does not help, it makes the "scriptkiddies" more effective
and makes mitigation more difficult.

The security of the Internet is a wide gate. There are to use your
analogy a few closed paddocks, but it is in general a wide open field. A
commons. Vulnerability pimping is a separate issue and not related to
your basic argument - the (slow) growth of professionalism in the
industry. The Internet has grown as a result of commerce and commercial
activity, not despite it.

Regards,
Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: buriedanonymous () yahoo com [mailto:buriedanonymous () yahoo com]
Sent: 20 March 2006 2:02
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: death of the security community

I seem not to understand what is happening to the security
community..The profit and earning a living of the expert in the field is
going to lead to the death of the security community.Now full disclosure
movement is getting to be commercial disclosure, whereby each security
community wants to expliot you to pay them to even get the latest
vulnerability report and expliot,even when you need it to penetrate your
server before the bad guy does.Which doesnt aid the people of the basics
but even helps the scriptkiddie community(the greatest fear we face)I
hope attention is given to these...and d fathers of d security comm'
should have a re think, cos the continuity of the pursue of profit would
bring the security of the internet wide as an open gate.

odabo

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