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[Full-disclosure] Linus summarizes state of the "security industry" with precision and accuracy.

From: coderman <coderman_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Aug 16 2008 - 02:42:34 GMT
To: "Full Disclosure" <full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk>

... hypothesis that "security researchers" are all masturbating monkey whores is now proven definitively. [0]


Too often, so-called "security" is split into two camps: one that believes in nondisclosure of problems by hiding knowledge until a bug is fixed, and one that "revels in exposing vendor security holes because they see that as just another proof that the vendors are corrupt and crap, which admittedly mostly are," Torvalds states.

Torvalds went on to say he views both camps as "crazy."

"Both camps are whoring themselves out for their own reasons, and both camps point fingers at each other as a way to cement their own reason for existence," Torvalds asserts.

0. Torvalds Interview with Network World , 08/14/2008 http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/081408-torvalds-security-circus.html

[ ED: Dr. Diggle the Zoologist grunt / proctologist has lots of company, lol ]

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