[nycbug-talk] Cambridge Researcher Breaks OpenBSD Systrace

Peter Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Thu Aug 9 19:38:34 EDT 2007

> I find it a bit disgusting that he understood the issues in 2002 but
> is only now five years later turning them into a security crisis.
> http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=493173+0+archive/2002/freebsd-hackers/20020602.freebsd-hackers
> and it's not like he just recently became interested in this.  so, I
> think it'll be interesting to see if there is some particular reason
> he picked this moment for his paper, some reason which becomes clear
> over the next few months.

you know who robert watson is right?

so what's up - posting his specific concerns on a public mailing list,
then going to Cambridge from the private sector - spending time to create
a proper academic paper for a conference (which is in its inaugural year
WOOT '07) is considered underhanded, or cause for suspicion of ulterior

got it.


Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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