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Re: UN support for "security by obscurity"
From: Brian McWilliams <brian () pc-radio com>
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 20:25:46 -0500

Note that the policy of "security by obscurity" in WMD info has been ratified by the UN via accords including the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Biological Weapons Convention and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/07/international/middleeast/07NATI.html

I don't believe the IT industry has yet reached equivalent accords on the handling of vulnerability info.

Brian

At 07:21 PM 12/6/2002, Richard M. Smith wrote:
Another data point in the full-disclosure/security-by-obscurity debate:

http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/meast/12/06/sproject.irq.un.report/index.h
tml

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- After Iraq hands over its declaration on weapons
of mass destruction programs Saturday, U.N. weapons inspectors will
analyze and edit out parts of it before distributing it to members of
the U.N. Security Council.

Hans Blix, chief U.N. weapons inspector, said Friday the 15-member
council agreed to the procedure after discussing "the risks of releasing
parts of this declaration that might help to achieve proliferation of
nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons."

The United States, Russia, and other countries are concerned about
releasing information that would provide "a training manual for how to
build weapons of mass destruction," a Western diplomatic source told
CNN.

...

Richard

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