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satire on vendor responses
From: Georgi Guninski <guninski () guninski com>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 12:39:14 +0200

here is some satire how some vendors may respond to reported security
problems.

completely fictional, any resemblance to real world or real events is just
a halucination.


1.
http://www.microsoft.com
financial empire waiting for the fate of previous empires

automated response "thanks for being a free beta tester!"
the media is told "bug hunters" are irresponsible cyber terrorists.
have enough money and enough brain to shutdown hotmail accounts.
later a patch is produced, in some cases introducing more problems.
visiting malicous web sites is not real exploit scenario.

2.
http://www.openbsd.org
Theo Deraddt, author of only one remote hole in 2^32 years.

imaginary quotes from fabricated email:
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From: Theo de Raadt 

it is just a crash.

btw, Ted Unangst <tedu@> seems better than you in PR
bug handling. have you thought about outsourcing the PR bug handling
to him?

he is not better at it.  he only works in certain areas.  but i work
all over the place, and can spray an issue out to the revelant people
very often.  i'm always around...
----------------------

----------------------
From: Theo de Raadt <deraadt () cvs openbsd org>

and I TOLD you to hold off

and then you didn't.

Look, you release bugs not to help us.  You do it for yourself.

Don't take me for a fool.
---------------------------

// end of fabricated quotes


3. 
http://www.kernel.org
Linus Torvalds, an engineer, some funny quotes on wikiquotes.

Linus: "hmmmm, there might be more ones like this. how did you find it?"

4. 
http://www.mozilla.org
Let there be dragons and foxen

mozilla: "we give cash for security bugs"


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