Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Aug 2005 14:13 UTC, submitted by george
Privacy, Security, Encryption It looks as if Cisco's cease and desist letters to Web sites hosting Michael Lynn's banned Blackhat presentation detailing a critical flaw in the company's IOS operating system are not having the effect the company desires. An increasing number of other Web sites are now making available Lynn's presentation to whomever cares to read or download it.
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My thoughts
by ecko on Mon 1st Aug 2005 16:47 UTC
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2005-07-08

I think the way the information was released was highly irresponsible. Publishing a flaw to a bunch of people who know how and probably will use it is dangerous. In this ragard cisco is right.

Cisco is NOT thinking ahead. What happens when it becomes a huge legal liability to publish these flaws and the person who found it doesn't want to report it to cisco? It gets posted on some obscure website in poland and now you have an underground community with at least a weeks lead time before the rest of the world even knows what's going on. However irresponsible the disclosure, it was still a public disclusure. It didn't come in the form cisco wanted but I'll take it.

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