[funsec] Security research vuln pimps

Dave Paris dparis at w3works.com
Mon Apr 26 15:29:12 CDT 2010


I really can't disagree with Mouse on this one.  The resident rodent 
makes an excellent point.

On 4/26/2010 6:08 PM, der Mouse wrote:
>> Have you ever heard of a terrorist referred to as a "demolition
>> engineer?"  How about a thief as a "locksmith?"  [...]
>
>> Why does this matter?  Well, it's a matter of principle: One is
>> either part of the problem or part of the solution.  [...]
>
> (I don't think it's that black-and-white, actually, but that's
> distinctly a side note.)
>
>> It's time to draw a line in the sand.
>
> The time to draw that line was when crackers and malware authors and
> the like started getting called "hackers".
>
> I have trouble taking this very seriously now.  You didn't help us when
> our name was being abused by the media for the bad guys; why should you
> expect any more help now that the shoe is on the other foot?
>
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