NewsBytes.com: ‘White Hat’ Hackers Threaten Information Anarchy

[ Thanks to Andrew for
this link. ]

“Responding to an effort by Microsoft to squelch the
full disclosure of software vulnerabilities, a group of “white hat”
hackers is putting out a call to other experts, asking them to
deluge software vendors with bug reports.

“Let’s flood the security department of every vendor with new
issues. Let’s show the world what they would miss and what
information could just as easily have stayed in the underground,”
wrote a security researcher who uses the nickname “HellNbak,” in an
announcement posted to several security mailing lists last

So far, only one prominent organization has signed on to the
“Information Anarchy 2K01″ initiative – a group known as Nomad
Mobile Research Center, of whom Hellnbak is a member.”


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