[Full-Disclosure] UN support for "security by obscurity"

From: Georgi Guninski (guninski@guninski.com)
Date: 12/07/02


From: guninski@guninski.com (Georgi Guninski)
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 14:01:36 +0200

Richard,

Your analogy to the computer world is completely false because:

1. It is my understanding that the algorithm for making nukes is not so secret,
the problem is finding the hardware. Just search on google for "how to make"
"n??????r bomb" - Results 1 - 10 of about 2,700. Search took 0.16 seconds.
In the first 5 results is an article about the Brits:
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/04/15/1018333482457.html

2. Iraq does not sell dangerous underquality software to the world AFAIK.

Georgi Guninski

Richard M. Smith wrote:

> Another data point in the full-disclosure/security-by-obscurity debate:
>
> http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/meast/12/06/sproject.irq.un.report/index.h
> tml
>
> UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- After Iraq hands over its declaration on weapons
> of mass destruction programs Saturday, U.N. weapons inspectors will
> analyze and edit out parts of it before distributing it to members of
> the U.N. Security Council.
>
> Hans Blix, chief U.N. weapons inspector, said Friday the 15-member
> council agreed to the procedure after discussing "the risks of releasing
> parts of this declaration that might help to achieve proliferation of
> nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons."
>
> The United States, Russia, and other countries are concerned about
> releasing information that would provide "a training manual for how to
> build weapons of mass destruction," a Western diplomatic source told
> CNN.
>
> ...
>
> Richard
>
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