"The comments of Microsoft's Scott Culp, manager of the
company's security response center, echo a common refrain in a
long, ongoing battle over information. Discussions of morality
regarding the distribution of information go way back and are very
familiar. Several centuries ago, for example, the church tried to
squelch Copernicus' and Galileo's theory of the sun being at the
center of the solar system, and in the 20th century Darwin's
writings about the theory of evolution were banned in a number of
states in the United States.
... In truth, the responsibility for information security falls
to the entire IT community--software companies, security firms,
businesses and individuals. None should shoulder the whole blame
for security lapses. Rather, the efforts of all parties contribute
to a continuous process of improvement. The more widely
vulnerabilities become known, the more quickly they get fixed."