Re: undocumented vulrenabilities

From: Anon (
Date: 07/07/04

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 21:22:05 +1000

definitely, of course if you liken it to the police world, they have
informants all over the place too.
lots of undercover work being done in the hacking/virus/etc world too. :)

"Secure Lockdown" <> wrote in message
> Colonel Flagg <> wrote in
> > some of us knew what he meant...
> >
> > I *assume* he meant vulnerabilities that aren't documented with the
> > manufacturer or security lists, and lord knows, there's plenty of 'em
> > out there.
> yo flagg, thanks, you always understand.
> i read this stupid article in vanity fair (yeah, i know pretty lame! my
> boss gave it to me - what is a geek supposed to do?) it covered the f-
> secure guys in helsinki battling viruses.
> anyway, the f-secure guy, ari hopponen or whatever was talking about the
> vendors having connections to the community that keeps track of the
> "undocumented" exploits/viruses - i.e. the AV vendors know when a virus is
> going to hit before it hits and they can release a removel tool and update
> their signature files before any damage gets done.
> --
> Secure Lockdown
> CISSP, MCSE, Security+, Linux+