Forwarded by: security curmudgeon <jerichoat_private> [What is it these days. Corporate windbags like Russ Cooper preaching for 'responsible disclosure' and a 'forum' for it, without outlining how that would happen. Now we have others including Goldstein preaching about ethics and changes without understanding some simple facts about the topics at hand. Whatever happened to the concept of suggesting a solution to a problem you bring up... - security curmudgeon] http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,46033,00.html [snip..] The need for this last criteria emerged at one of the weekend's key events, a panel discussion featuring three of the biggest names in hacking: HAL2001 organizer Rop Gonggrijp, CCC leader and ICANN board member Andy Mueller-Maguhn, and Emmanuel Goldstein, editor in chief of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. As colorful as these legends were, and despite some fine reminiscing about the 1980s -- the dawn of hacking civilization -- many in the crowd seemed to think the movement lacked a clear vision of the future. When, after an hour or so of kicking things around, they opened up the floor to questions, a man in his early 20s asked for guidance on how a contemporary hacker should form his ethical code. Gonggrijp demurred, saying that since ethics are personal to each individual, an ethical code is something each person has to form for himself. Mueller-Maguhn was equally vague, although a bit more forceful. "You're responsible for everything you do," he said. "Ethics are not a law. Ethics are a sense of how things might work." Goldstein then offered an example: "I don't think it's a big deal to deface a company website. I think it's a valid political statement." The young questioner, who seemed only vaguely satisfied with the responses he received, was not alone in his discontent. [snip..] - 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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