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Fwd: Re: [Dailydave] Lame studies that people quote as fact that have no basis in reality and still don't prove anything even if they did
From: Rodney Thayer (rodneycanola-jones.com)
Date: Wed Feb 04 2004 - 13:18:10 CST
In 1981 we had IBM PCs, except for the real stud geeks who had
AT's. They had the hot huge 20 megabyte hard disks. We hadn't
used punched cards for about five years by then.
And we had finally retired the rocks. You know, in the really
old days we only had zero-bits and we had to pound them flat with
rocks to get one-bits?
But that's not far enough back. I was first taught about coding
viruses in 1972.
I think the person who suggested the current business model says
that updates have zero cost is closer to the truth.
>Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 13:43:05 -0500
>From: Dave Aitel <daveimmunitysec.com>
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>Subject: Re: [Dailydave] Lame studies that people quote as fact that have
> no basis in reality and still don't prove anything even if they did
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>Ok, so it's a really old figure based on having to create punch cards and mail them individually to users or something. Has nothing to do with security.
>>It was a 1981 IBM study called "Implementing Software Inspections" by the IBM Systems Sciences Institute.
>>>From: Dave Aitel [mailto:daveimmunitysec.com]
>>>Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 11:05 AM
>>>To: Briney, Andrew
>>>[...] Which study was it that claimed the 6.5 figure?
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