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Re: full disclosure is an intelligence blackhole
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:25:19 -0500

On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 08:06:23 GMT, intel unit said:

Let's just say we haven't been able to release any information to
the public for over a year now.

We don't have anywhere we can post information.

You can post to Bugtraq, your own blog, pass it to people you know on F-D that
might pass along any *actual* new info you have, send it to the US CERT (who
are perfectly willing to take reports from outside the borders), etc etc etc.
I know even if I was banned from F-D and every other list I was on, I could
easily scare up 3 or 4 dozen people I could mail privately and at least one
of them would pass the info along to those who need to know.

Isn't it a security risk to ban one the biggest security &
intelligence groups in the UK from posting?

Now, is that merely "biggest", or is there anybody with actual security clout?
L0pht was never big, but they had clue and clout.  50,000 wannabies may be
biggest, but not have clout.

A security & intelligence group with over 6000 security
professionals in jobs around the world who make up the n3td3v
group, banned from making announcements relating to national
security matters.

And if you're an intelligence group with 6,000 professionals, *somebody* should
have a list of likely contacts. In fact, that's something that should make
you think for a moment - if there's 6,000 people, and *one* of them is banned
from this *one* list, who are these *other* 5,999 professionals who are so
incompetent that they can't get the word out for you? Please let us know, so
we can avoid hiring them.  

Seriously guys - 6,000 *professionals* and *not one* of you can find your ass
with both hands, a flashlight, and a map?

It's been a long time since I laughed so hard I almost wet myself. Thanks
for the Monday humor. ;)

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