Monday, February 17, 2003

the symantecs of silence

After 9/11, there was a splurge of news reports pointing fingers at several people and organisations within the US government who "knew" about the event and failed to act upon the information to possibly prevent it. The Microsoft SQL Server Slammer worm presents another example. Security firm Symantec is boasting that it discovered the worm hours before the rapid propagation and delivered timely alerts (to select customers), enabling administrators to protect against the attack. Needless to say, security experts are furious.

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