10 Infamous Moments In Security Research

[This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.]

10 Infamous Moments In Security Research
InformationWeek – Apr 17, 2006

1. SQL Slammer
2. Windows Plug and Play
3. Cisco IOS heap overflow
4. Windows Metafile
5. Oracle transparent data encryption
6. Oracle PLSQL gateway
7. Apple Mac iChat
8. Internet Explorer createTextRange()
9. Internet Explorer HTA files
10. Sendmail SMTP server software

While many of these are notable events, this list seems very centered around the last couple of years and doesn’t consider the bigger picture. The initial discovery/disclosure of certain vulnerability classes (Overflow, XSS, SQL Injection) seem like they would be big moments. What else should have been on the list?

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