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RE: No sellout. was: RE: [Dailydave] Lynn / Cisco shellcode
From: Paul Melson (pmelsongmail.com)
Date: Mon Aug 01 2005 - 08:44:01 CDT
> Man - that was a great Archie Bunker impression. I assume you were just
trying to be funny right? The world did > change:
> 1. Lynn is out of a job
Apparently willingly, and probably not for long.
(under 'Update 2:')
> 2. Cisco is going to take security vulnerabilities a bit more seriously
Just don't pass out while holding your breath for this one.
> 3. Security Researchers are going to treat Cisco like crap for a bit
As opposed to when Cisco had good working relationships with
external security researchers? Or when Cisco would fix and
publish notices for vulnerabilities that weren't made public
elsewhere first and not hide behind NDA's or partner contracts?
When exactly was that, again?
(To be fair, Cisco neither invented nor has a monopoly on
'the ostrich syndrome.' But they are clearly infected.)
> 4. BlackHat attendance is going to go WAY up next year (look for more
press coverage for sure)
This is probably true. Americans love to watch scandal and
self-destruction, myself included. I wonder if anybody would
be talking about Lynn's presentation if there hadn't been a
> 5. <insert next step>
> 6. Profit!
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