November 16, 2001

Full disclosure

Author: JT Smith

Bruce Schneier responds to Microsoft's anti-disclosure movement in this week's issue of Crypto-Gram (on Counterpane): "Culp [manager of the security response center at Microsoft] compares the practice of publishing vulnerabilities to shouting "Fire" in a crowded movie theater. What he forgets is that there actually is a fire; the vulnerabilities exist regardless."

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