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The problem with vulnerabilities like this is that they're too easy for people to rationalize as "hard" and it's too easy to pretend that they don't happen. People seem to think that as long as the problem can remain invisible (to them), nothing bad is happening.

What actually happened back in the day before people started forcing the issue with full disclosure was that the bad guys operated with impunity because the good guys couldn't work together because people got upset when folks let the "secret" vulnerability knowledge out.

I don't want to go back to those days. Things have improved so much since then.




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