Forwarded from: Dan Verton <Dan_Vertonat_private> Greene Writes: We're still at a loss to explain how eEye Digital Security, which discovered and publicized the .ida hole that Code Red and Code Red Junior exploit, has managed to escape questioning by the press for its part in the whole fiasco. Indeed, their role is tantamount to a pharmaceutical company unintentionally releasing a disease germ. I throw this out as an FYI... I raised the issue as far back as July 20 and when I was done I felt like a mailman who had just walked into a yard full of rabid dogs. Story is here and was one of the early ones. "Security experts question release of Code Red worm's exploit data" http://www.computerworld.com/storyba/0,4125,NAV47_STO62453,00.html Unfortunately, the commentators who comment on the commentators, don't always get it either. The truth, like politics, is local. Perceptions are reality and most perceptions differ greatly. Like the sys admin who had to spend 30 hours cleaning up his system in the aftermath of Code Red because he did'nt have the patch installed. But he was warned like the rest of them. Unfortunately, he probably thought it was all just more FUD. He, like hundreds of thousands of others, was wrong. Dan Verton - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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