September 10, 2001

Motives of Code Red uncoverers questioned

Author: JT Smith

PCWorld: "Code Red's astonishing success at infecting computers has reignited a fierce debate about full disclosure--the practice of publishing information about security
holes. The discussion has even led some to question the motives of those who discovered the hole in the Microsoft software that Code Red exploited.

At the center of the storm is eEye Digital Security, the company that uncovered and posted information about the .ida buffer overflow problem in Microsoft's
Internet Information Server 5."


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