[Full-Disclosure] UN support for "security by obscurity"
brian at pc-radio.com
Sun Dec 8 01:25:46 GMT 2002
Note that the policy of "security by obscurity" in WMD info has been
ratified by the UN via accords including the Chemical Weapons Convention,
the Biological Weapons Convention and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
I don't believe the IT industry has yet reached equivalent accords on the
handling of vulnerability info.
At 07:21 PM 12/6/2002, Richard M. Smith wrote:
>Another data point in the full-disclosure/security-by-obscurity debate:
>UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- After Iraq hands over its declaration on weapons
>of mass destruction programs Saturday, U.N. weapons inspectors will
>analyze and edit out parts of it before distributing it to members of
>the U.N. Security Council.
>Hans Blix, chief U.N. weapons inspector, said Friday the 15-member
>council agreed to the procedure after discussing "the risks of releasing
>parts of this declaration that might help to achieve proliferation of
>nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons."
>The United States, Russia, and other countries are concerned about
>releasing information that would provide "a training manual for how to
>build weapons of mass destruction," a Western diplomatic source told
>Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
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