[thelist] grc.com?

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Tue Aug 12 22:26:15 CDT 2003

From: "Ed McCarroll" <Ed at ComSimplicity.com>
Subject: RE: [thelist] grc.com?

: > Recognised as a "security authority" by who?
: He (or his tools) are regularly mentioned in PC
: Magazine articles talking about things users
: can/should do to keep out malware.
: I know he's been dismissed by folks who sell
: firewalls when he points out what he considers
: to be their shortcomings.  There's definitely two
: sides to that one, but I lean toward his.
: Perhaps he's "recognized," but not "recognised."  ;-)

I'm not going to say that Steve knows nothing. That's certainly not true.
However he has no standing whatsoever in the real security community.

...and it's not just firewall vendors who diss him. Hang around some of the
serious security communities, or even the large systems administration
groups (which is where you'll also see a number of experienced network
engineers, security or forensics folks), and you'll quickly get an
impression that grc.com doesn't even register on the radar.

There are those that don't like Steve (www.grcsucks.com is a prime example).
Personally I find his advice, on the whole, worthwhile. However, there are
better places to get it, without the dud stuff/bum steers that he's prone to
give out.


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