Monday, August 01, 2005

Holey Internet, Michael Lynn and Cisco

I think this story will prove significant in the long run:

LAS VEGAS -- 02:00 AM Aug. 01, 2005 PT -- Security researcher Mike Lynn roiled the Black Hat conference Wednesday when he resigned from his job at Internet Security Systems to deliver a talk about a serious vulnerability in Cisco IOS, the operating system powering its routers, defying efforts by the router manufacturer and his former employer to block the presentation. Wired

Commentary on the incident in Network World is here and includes some of my opinions. More of my comments are reported here.

I have used dire words before and I stand by them. Check out our column from January, 2003.