Schneier talks about Michael Lynn and Cisco
Well worth a read. But not personally sure if it is as cut and dry as Schneier presents it. I do admire Michael Lynn's guts in doing this. It is also without any doubt a public relations disaster for Cisco.
In most cases I believe that the Black hats are the first to get this sort of information. But you will have to make up your own mind about the situation.
"The security implications of this are enormous. If companies have the power to censor information about their products they don't like, then we as consumers have less information with which to make intelligent buying decisions. If companies have the power to squelch vulnerability information about their products, then there's no incentive for them to improve security. (I've written about this in connection to physical keys and locks.) If free speech is subordinate to corporate demands, then we are all much less safe." Cisco Harasses Security Researcher
(Submitted by Noel Wed Aug 3, 2005 )
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