September 20, 2000

Reflections on the future of security

Author: JT Smith

From a column at "Every season yields a bumper crop of computer security stories: break-ins, new vulnerabilities, new
products. But this season has also given us a crop of stories about computer security philosophy. There has
been a resurgence in opposition to the full disclosure movement: the theory that states that publishing
vulnerabilities is the best way to fix them. In response, defenders of the movement have published their
rebuttals. And even more experts have weighed in with opinions on the DeCSS case, where a New York
judge ruled that distributing an attack tool is illegal."


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