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Thoughts about “Offensive Security Research”

Published on February 11, 2012 By René Pfeiffer

Ever since information relevant for security was published, there have been discussions about how to handle this information. Many remember the full/no/responsible disclosure battles that frequently erupt. There is a new term on stage. Its name is „offensive security research“. The word „offensive“ apparently refers to the intent to attack IT systems. „Security“ marks the […]

Talk: Alerting, Reminding, Reminding, Reminding and Releasing Vulnerability

Published on October 5, 2011 By René Pfeiffer

Some of you have first-hand experience with the discussions around full disclosure. Enumerating Bugtraq moderated by Aleph One, SecurityFocus and the full-disclosure mailing list is a heavily condensed view of the problem. The term full disclosure actually originates from the problems locksmiths had with weaknesses of locks. The discussion is over a hundred years old […]