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Thread: Watching the countdown until Bugtraq is gone :(

  1. #1
    Spot
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    Watching the countdown until Bugtraq is gone :(

    It's a sad, sad day for the vulnerability reporting world

    If you believe the last answer(coming from a vendor), then I have a bridge that's up for sale...


    From: aleph1@securityfocus.com
    To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
    Subject: Administrivia: Symantec acquiring SecurityFocus

    Today, SecurityFocus and Symantec announced that Symantec is acquiring
    SecurityFocus. Symantec sees real value in the services SecurityFocus
    provides to its customers and believes they are an excellent fit with
    their current offerings. We at SecurityFocus see this as an opportunity to
    provide even better services for the security community.


    Symantec recognizes the value and uniqueness of the public services
    SecurityFocus provides to the community, such as the numerous mailing
    lists we host and the content we provide via the SecurityFocus Online web
    site.


    In particular, Symantec and SecurityFocus want to ease any fears as to
    whether the character of this mailing list will change.


    Frequently Asked Questions:


    Q. What is the Symantec strategy for keeping data sources?


    A. We believe it is critical to maintain the integrity of the existing
    security community currently part of the SecurityFocus portal and
    Bugtraq mailing list.


    Q. What is Symantec's disclosure policy?


    A. Symantec believes in responsible vulnerability disclosure and is active
    in initiatives to set best practices in this area. Our first priority
    is to help our customers protect their computing assets by providing
    tools and information to safeguard their systems.


    We will work with vendors, if we discover vulnerabilities in other
    products, to report and investigate the issue in a thorough and timely
    fashion, in the same way that Symantec will work with other security
    researchers if they find an issue with any Symantec technology.


    We observe a 30-day grace period after the notification of a security
    advisory to give users an opportunity to apply the patch. During this
    grace period, we provide our customers significant information about
    the vulnerability and the fix, but not step-by-step instructions for
    exploiting the vulnerability. We do not provide detailed exploit code
    or provide samples of malicious code except to other trusted security
    researchers and in a secured manner.


    Q. Will Symantec change SecurityFocus' vulnerability reporting policy?


    A. We believe that in order for the SecurityFocus/Bugtraq community to be
    effective, it must be an independent entity. We believe that its
    current disclosure policy is appropriate for the venue. Symantec will
    continue to operate with its separate disclosure policy.



    Sincerly,
    Elias Levy, David Ahmad,
    and the rest of the SecurityFocus staff

  2. #2
    JimH
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    Re:Watching the countdown until Bugtraq is gone :(

    JimH faints

    JimH wonders how long it will take before someone starts a new "independent" bug tracking service.

  3. #3

    Re:Watching the countdown until Bugtraq is gone :(

    good task for you there, JimH...
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  4. #4
    Aaron_Adams
    Guest

    Re:Watching the countdown until Bugtraq is gone :(

    I heard there already is one. I have yet to find out where though : /


  5. #5
    JimH
    Guest

    Re:Watching the countdown until Bugtraq is gone :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_Adams
    I heard there already is one. I have yet to find out where though : /
    I heard something about that too.

    Jim H

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    Re:Watching the countdown until Bugtraq is gone :(

    [me=Aragorn]thinks that if he wasn't lazy he would write one :'([/me]

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  7. #7
    JimH
    Guest

    Re:Watching the countdown until Bugtraq is gone :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn
    [me=Aragorn]thinks that if he wasn't lazy he would write one :'([/me]
    JimH wonders how Aragorn even manages to get out of bed. :P :

    JimH ducks from flying objects. :P

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