Re: undocumented vulrenabilities

From: Anon (me_at_here.com)
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" <secure_lockdown@remove.yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Colonel Flagg <colonel_flagg@NOSOUPFORJ00internetwarzone.org> wrote in
> news:MPG.1b4e71c9d1309d40989def@news.charter.net:
>
> > 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
AV
> 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.
>
>
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> Secure Lockdown
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