November 7, 2001

'White Hat hackers' threaten information anarchy

Author: JT Smith

LinuxSecurity: "Responding to an effort by Microsoft [NASDAQ:MSFT] to squelch the full disclosure of software vulnerabilities, a group of "white hat" hackers is putting
out a call to other experts, asking them to deluge software vendors with bug reports. "Let's flood the security department of every vendor with new
issues. Let's show the world what they would miss and what information could just as easily have stayed in the underground," wrote a security
researcher who uses the nickname "HellNbak," in an announcement posted to several security mailing lists last week."


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