HP sues over full-disclosure

HP is suing a group of hackers who publicised a security hole in Tru64.

How utterly ridiculous. Throwing lawyers at a problem is the wrong answer at the best of times, but wouldn’t it also *cost less* to simply fix the problem instead?

I have utter contempt for HP these days. Their OS sucks, and now they pull this crap. Now strictly speaking, Tru64 is Digital’s Unix. Digital was bought by Compaq, and then HP and Compaq “merged”. So I suppose my contempt for HP should be tempered in this context. On the other hand, I’ve been fighting with HP/UX 11 for years now; I reserve the right to be unreasonable.

posted at 9:23 am on Thursday, August 01, 2002 in General | Comments Off on HP sues over full-disclosure

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