[ISN] Neat security quote found on slashdot

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Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 23:11:47 PST

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    Forwarded from: Jay D. Dyson <jdysonat_private>
    Courtesy of Cryptography List.
    I'd say this fairly sums things up.
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    Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 13:03:29 +1300 (NZDT)
    From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001at_private>
    To: cryptographyat_private
    Subject: Neat security quote found on slashdot
    >From the "Gift Card Hacking" thread,
    Re:Nondisclosure (Score:1) 
    by FauxPasIII (fauxpasat_private) on Saturday December 29, @12:27PM (#2762484) 
      Businesses are not going to expend money fixing any problem, no matter how
      severly it affects me as a customer, until it starts to affect their
      profitability. I wouldn't expect them to; they are a construct created with
      the express purpose of optimizing profitability. My goal as a security-
      conscious consumer is to -make- it the corporation's best interest to fix any
      problems that would have a detrimental effect on me as quickly as possible.
    (Please, not another full-disclosure flamewar, I just wanted to post this
     because it seems to summarise the situation nicely).
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