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Security Mailing Lists Come Under Fire

A Danish security company, angry over what it perceives as censorship on several popular mailing lists, is launching “a revolution to remove SecurityFocus and CERT from power.” At present, the revolution consists of a new mailing list that will aggregate vulnerability advisories and other security-related reports from a variety of sources. Employees of Secunia Ltd. will take advisories from these sources, research and verify them and then submit them to the new list. The list, known as the Secunia Security Advisories List, is designed to compete with lists such as SecurityFocus’ BugTraq and to complement more open lists, including VulnWatch and Full-Disclosure, Secunia executives say. Company executives are upset with the direction that BugTraq has taken since Symantec Corp. acquired SecurityFocus last year. Full Story

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