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Black Hat Europe 2015: Cracking Crypto
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9/29/2015 | 2:02:25 PM
Responsible Disclosure
The problem with info-sec today is a lack of responsible disclosure, something that is an essential ethical matter given the nature of what we do. I doubt Lastpass Inc was contacted regarding the vulnerbilites in their code. Every f-ing person and group in inf-sec today basically thinks they are some l33t badasses because of the research they do even though they don't take the time to disclose their findings responsibly. It would be nice to see the "ethical" portion of "ethical hacker" lived up to and adheard to. The problem is that every Joe with a computer is trying to get famous fuzzing code that isn't even theirs, without permission, and disclosing research just so they can get a few minutes on stage at Blackhat.

It would be nice to see more ethical and responsible practices within the info-sec world and not grown men chasing a fame and fortune pipe dream that makes them sacrifice any semblance of ethical standards in their work. The problem isn't what good research SHOULD do the problem is with the jokers that think they're doing something good by pursuing pipe dreams in the name of info-secz.

There is no excuse for that kind of unethical work. What they do shouldn't be celebrated it should be shuned.

 


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