Forwarded from: Rob Rosenberger <junkmailat_private> A story on Wired.com exposed a confidential proposal to sell Vmyths to Symantec. InfoSec News reprinted the story. I encourage you to first read http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,57438,00.html and then come back to this email. I want to stress an important point -- our editorial staff CANNOT control the sale of Vmyths. Our investor can sell it to anyone for any price. On the other hand, our investor cannot control what you read at Vmyths. This "separation of church and state" is dictated by the contracts that formed Vmyths. I negotiated with our investor for the two contracts that formed Vmyths. I blame myself, and only myself, for failing to reserve "editorial integrity" rights over the sale. I personally apologize to our readers and our editorial staff for my failure. The front page of Vmyths boasts "this site is NOT sponsored by antivirus companies." In fact, Vmyths has operated since 9/11/01 with NO real source of income. George C. Smith and I have done our jobs for at least a year with no paychecks. Our investor continues to support Vmyths with hardware & bandwidth, and I believe they will continue to support us. Please don't underestimate our investor's support. Vmyths takes up a large chunk of their OC-3 bandwidth and they repel all sorts of attacks aimed at their web servers. I'm truly grateful to our investor for doing so much for Vmyths despite our lack of income... ...and I'm truly UPSET with Symantec for failing to secure the computer that stored hundreds of confidential business proposals. It appears Symantec took the data offline, yet they have so far refused to accept responsibility for exposing it. They refuse to apologize. Reporter Brian McWilliams asked me some pointed questions about the sale of Vmyths. I will publish my verbatim answers in an upcoming column. (Memo to our investor: if you have a problem with this, you can take it up with Symantec.) Let me repeat -- our editorial staff CANNOT control the sale of Vmyths. Again, I apologize. On the other hand, our investor cannot control what you read at Vmyths. I encourage you to submit any comments & criticism for publication. Please visit http://Vmyths.com/rant.cfm?id=470&page=4 for details. Or write to VeaCulpaat_private if you want to give us your thoughts in private. Unlike Symantec, we'll keep it strictly confidential... Rob Rosenberger, editor http://Vmyths.com PS: InfoSec News doesn't reprint Vmyths material for some reason. Go figure. I hope you'll drop by our site to read my answers to the reporter's questions. - 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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