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Do you believe in full Metasploit or responsible Metasploit?

February 22, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

I did a blog posting for Lumension yesterday: Metasploit – Is it a Good Thing, or a Bad Thing?

I tried to give an idea of what the industry thinks, and it includes some interesting observations from luminaries such as HD Moore (the founder of Metasploit and CSO at Rapid7) and Rik Ferguson (VP of security research at Trend Micro).

One thing it doesn’t do is give my opinion. Assuming that we can relate Metasploit to ‘full disclosure’…

Question:
Do you believe in full disclosure or responsible disclosure?

Answer:
Unequivocally, categorically, yes.

It’s a neat marketing trick by some of the vendors: full disclosure is responsible disclosure. Delayed disclosure is irresponsible disclosure. I believe that full, immediate and responsible disclosure is the only way to improve security. Any other suggestion is a sleight of hand from the vendors.

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