Re: RussRe: Call to arms - INFORMATION ANARCHY

From: Scott Gifford (sgifford@SUSPECTCLASS.COM)
Date: 11/03/01


Message-ID:  <lyady47k5f.fsf@gfn.org>
Date:         Fri, 2 Nov 2001 19:50:04 -0500
From: Scott Gifford <sgifford@SUSPECTCLASS.COM>
Subject:      Re: RussRe: Call to arms - INFORMATION ANARCHY
To: NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM


"Piotr Flakowski@SMTP" <piotr.flakowski@PHILIPS.COM> writes:

> First, the vulnerability is in NO WAY like a gun for everyone. Why?
> Because gun can be used to protect ...HOW can you use the
> vulnerability to PROTECT anything/anybody???

Knowledge of the details of a vulnerability helps you guard against
it. When you first find out about buffer overflows in IIS, you can
teach your firewall/proxy to protect you from it. When you first find
out about Javascript-based exploits, you can disable Javascript in
your browser. The list goes on; the majority of security exploits
that come out do have workarounds if you know the details.

----ScottG.

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