Re: [Full-disclosure] FAO Mark Murtagh from Websense
From: n3td3v (xploitable_at_gmail.com)
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 21:47:17 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Security Researcher who reads news stories, studies hacker techniques
and trends. Also noticed that online news journalists are using the
phrase "Security Researcher" as a new name for "hackers". I am
"Security Researcher" in its true form. I don't subscirbe to online
media journalists and hackers who have hi-hacked the term security
researcher to try and hide their true status as "HACKER".
On 11/13/05, Steve Friedl <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm not taking any issue with your position in the security industry,
> but you're going to find that communicating poorly (including "not even
> checking for grammer") goes a long way to telling people that you don't
> wish to be taken seriously.
> Maybe you're a script kiddie, maybe you're a wannabe, maybe you're
> the real deal: all we can go by is what springs from your fingers,
> and everything you write says "wannabe".
> There are varying standards for good writing: a Quick private IM to
> a friend is at the bottom of the list, but a public, "Hey, I wrote
> this" is at the top. It's great to write with passion, and all of us
> go with the flow when it (thankfully) happens, but none of us would
> release a paper without making sure the writing looked professional.
> I think that handles and song lyrics are all really juvenile, but you at
> least make a pretense at trying to be a real participant in the security
> The single best thing you could do for yourself and your reputation is
> to vigorously cultivate your communications skills.
> Stephen J Friedl | Security Consultant | UNIX Wizard | +1 714 544-6561
> www.unixwiz.net | Tustin, Calif. USA | Microsoft MVP | firstname.lastname@example.org
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