Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 15:56:15 +0200 From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Closed list On Sun, Apr 03, 2011 at 08:11:11PM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote: > Dan Rosenberg wrote: > > > On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 6:58 PM, Benji wrote: > > > This is pathetic. You've all just made your personal and 'work' email > > > addresses targets by having a ridiculous public 'signup' system, and > > > the fact you all feel the need to hide behind some sort of veil for > > > security issues. > > > > > > > > > > Do you really think anyone is gaining new information by discovering > > that, say, a member of the security team for a major distro will be on > > this mailing list? Such information seems pretty obvious to me. > > Benji's trolling does raise a couple real issues. The private keys and > passphrases of those responding here have now become highly lucrative > targets for attackers. Hence, everyone on this new list needs to use > good practices to keep their keys, hard drives, and computers safe. > There should probably be some common guidelines for key safety for all > participants. So would be my work mailbox in previous times. I guess you are overestimating the value of the information that could be possibly gained. Ciao, Marcus
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