[linux-elitists] Security Vendor Cuts Ties With CERT

James Morris jmorris@intercode.com.au
Thu Jan 30 15:34:09 PST 2003

On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting James Morris (jmorris@intercode.com.au):
> > CERT and similar organizations also operate as a trusted buffer between
> > originators and maintainers, although the RFP can be useful here 
> > sometimes.
> CERT is trusted?  When did that happen?
> Have they ceased sending out gloriously useless advisories that have
> been delayed for basically vendor-appeasing reasons and/or omit all
> details that would be required for them to be actually useful?
> Does this mean they've switched to just mirroring the Bugtraq list, or
> what?

I was hypothetically adressing Don's questions of what the point of a 
middleman is, and why we would need CERT at all.

- James
James Morris

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