Tag: Richard Forno

  • Vendor Protection Rackets

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] I had planned on writing about this weeks ago but got swamped with that pesky day job along with the steady stream of new vulnerabilities released daily. That steady stream that absolutely will not get better with vendors taking a new approach to dealing with them. Fortunately […]

  • Deconstructing the Defacer Challenge Hoax/FUD

    [This was written with Richard Forno and originally published on attrition.org.] On June 21, 2003, a small web site was created to harnass the competitive nature of the defacing community by holding a contest of computer vandalism. Several computer security companies took this event as an opportunity to whore themselves out to any media outlet […]