Forwarded from: Jay D. Dyson <jdysonat_private> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, InfoSec News wrote: > Howard Schmidt, Microsoft Corp.'s chief information security officer, is > in line to be vice chairman of the federal Critical Infrastructure > Protection Board. This does not bode well for the United States if the "security" we get is of the same caliber that we've seen via Microsoft these past years. Without fail, Microsoft has consistently been vulnerable not only to remote attacks, but remote attacks so bloody *TRIVIAL* that they readily lend themselves to automated, full-blown worms for services ranging from IIS to Outlook. > President Bush announced Dec. 21 his intention to nominate Schmidt to > the board, which Bush created to coordinate the protection of the > government's and the private sector's critical cyber assets. I got twenty bucks right here that says that the first thing that Schmidt will push is Microsoft's idiotic party line that demonizes both Full Disclosure and Open Source, preferring instead a mandate of closed source stupidity in which information on attack methodologies are kept to an exclusive cabal that doesn't always have our best interests at heart. In short, we are not just doomed, we're as good as dead. - -Jay ( ( _______ )) )) .-"There's always time for a good cup of coffee"-. >====<--. C|~~|C|~~| (>----- Jay D. Dyson -- jdysonat_private -----<) | = |-' `--' `--' `---------- Si vis pacem, para bellum. ----------' `------' -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: 2.6.2 Comment: See http://www.treachery.net/~jdyson/ for current keys. iQCVAwUBPDU0S7lDRyqRQ2a9AQHsngP/cIlUnnJYMBW//u/FjMs/dnZ8/TQg2sLy j/3nnsfkiQBdmF0XngRlVVGdIxyswxYmlhqyz7EJkGbbsy00ZaniZxBEJVVFkfY3 peLzDhuZgwPx9T5aQP0bmxnqjtaE3AP29K91deQqrR49fM1PvarjrAbOUiYLdyPR /MPqHTpDr9s= =zowB -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- - 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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