[thelist] grc.com?

Dougal Campbell dougal at gunters.org
Wed Aug 13 09:22:06 CDT 2003

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Ken Schaefer wrote:

> Recognised as a "security authority" by who? Certainly no one in the actual
> security industry. Just go hang out on *any* of the major security forums.
> Steve's not present, and the people/companies that are there are pretty
> dismissive of his talents (except his self-marketing ability).

Agreed. Gibson catches a lot of flack (and deservedly so, IMHO) for
over-hyping issues just to generate traffic to his site. He has a real
penchant for making mountains out of molehills. So when an actual
mountain comes along, he can *really* get out of hand. That's not to say
that the information on his site might not be useful, but you have to
take some of it with a grain of salt.

> Better places to get security news:
> www.securityFocus.com (they run the Bugtraq list amongst others)
> www.cert.org

Some more good security alert bookarks:


Anybody serious about maintaining security on their systems should be
subscribed to the BugTraq mailing list, at the very least. And
subscribing to system-specific lists like NTBugTraq, Focus-Linux, and
Focus-MS, is a good idea, too. And the Vuln-Dev list can be very

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