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Re: To anybody who's offended by my disclosure policy
From: kf_lists <kf_lists () secnetops com>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 22:26:07 -0500

Berend-Jan Wever wrote:

My disclosure policy:
Most vendors treat "hackers" like free beta-testers that they can put the blame on when publicity goes bad.
Not only that ... some of the vendors even try to make you pay for a support contract before you can report a security vulnerability. As a researcher I can certainly understand his frustration with trying to report a bug... sometimes it just gets to ya and you just don't give a flying whoot.

Vendors want the researchers to be the scape goat when a vulnerability is found... standard procedure is: 1. Brush under the rug. 2. Try to make the researcher look like a horrible person. 3. Downplay the vulnerability.

Stop trying to kill the messenger. Start holding your vendors accountable! Give guys like Skylined a break... hes doing you a favor.

GOBBLE, GOBBLE. Happy Turkey Day!
-KF

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