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Re: NewsForge Article: Can the malware industrybetrusted?
From: "Aaron Gray" <angray () beeb net>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 22:00:15 +0100

Yes the title is really incorrect.

Should be "Can the security industry be trusted ?"

Aaron

----- Original Message ----- From: "Patrick Nolan" <p.nolan () comcast net>
To: "'Full Disclosure'" <full-disclosure () lists grok org uk>
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 9:30 PM
Subject: RE: [Full-disclosure] NewsForge Article: Can the malware industrybetrusted?



Aside of the quality of the article, the title of the article is a misnomer.

The "malware industry" would represent authors of malware, something that
the named organizations are not part of:

 "players like McAfee, Symantec, and dozens of other firms fight for a
share of a market worth tens-of-billions of dollars a year. I would like to think that this industry displays the same high degree of ethical standards
and integrity shown by other first-responders..."

A proper (yet still silly) title could then be

"Can the antimalware industry be trusted?"

After reading the article, trust really wasn't at issue as much as the
author has a beef with certain organizations over the announcement of
alleged inflated statistics and also allegations of fear mongering.

Regards,

Patrick Nolan
Virus Researcher

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From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk
[mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk] On Behalf Of Aaron Gray
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 12:19 PM
To: Full Disclosure
Subject: [Full-disclosure] NewsForge Article: Can the malware
industry betrusted?


Quite a good article :-


http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/06/06/1832223&from=rss

Aaron


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