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

From: silky <michaelslists_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Aug 16 2008 - 03:34:36 GMT
To: coderman <coderman@gmail.com>

On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 12:42 PM, coderman <coderman@gmail.com> wrote:
> ... hypothesis that "security researchers" are all masturbating monkey
> whores is now proven definitively. [0]

I feel I can speak for the entire monkeynet project (http://www.themonkeynet.com/) when saying we are offended by this comparision.

> """
> 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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