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> On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 18:40:32 BST, n3td3v said:
> > Are you suggesting HD Moore had prior knowledge that the Austin Texas
> > AT&T servers were vulnerable?
> No - simply saying that either they were vulnerable, or they weren't. If
> they weren't vulnerable, HD didn't have to do anything. And even if they
> *were*, somebody would still have to actually *attack* them.
> And even if they *got* attacked, it's quite possible that the upsides
> bothering to do something outweighed the risks. If you estimate that the
> cost (including "things you could have spent your time doing") is more
> the losses, why bother? "Even if we *got* whacked, we'd lose maybe
> in the time I'd waste dealing with the issue, I could generate
> will get us $2,000 in revenue. So if I fix it, I lose $1500, and if I
> it, I come out $1,500 ahead if we get hit, and $2,000 if we don't".
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You can't expect n3td3v to understand things like that. He's a hero to all who read his cut-n-paste blog, not a true InfoSec worker.