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Re: OT: An odd question that has arrisen within my household
From: Peter Busser <peter () adamantix org>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 09:12:54 +0200

Hi!

Let me demonstrate the proactive security practices of the OpenBSD team at
it's finest.

  http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=openbsd-misc&m=106523413529618&w=2

Must I spell it out for you?  Proactively secure!

Since you claim that OpenBSD is insecure beyond believe, then you should be
glad that this patch didn't make it (yet). It means one backdoor less, right?

Anyways, I don't see why you are so upset about it. Apparently you have never
been part of a development team in a larger software project. This kind of
stuff is quite normal in such projects. Developers tend to try to cut corners.
The price of cutting corners is often payed later. So yes, making the developer
follow the process is being proactive.

Scriptkids are individuals who involve themselves in the facade of
computer security, who don't have any technical background or skills in
the area.  People who buy into the hype of the buzzword-of-the-day
security tools fall into this category.  People who develop these tools
and believe their merit are also scriptkids.

There is a saying: It takes one to know one.

BTW, noone cares about your personal problems with Theo.

Groetjes,
Peter Busser
-- 
The Adamantix Project
Taking trustworthy software out of the labs, and into the real world
http://www.adamantix.org/

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