Just before the announce of the Full-Disclosure shutdown a few days ago, a thread generated a lot of traffic and finally turned into a small flame war. In the beginning of the month, a security researcher reported a vulnerability found on Youtube. According to him, the Google service was suffering of
Sad news received today, a (last) message was posted in the Full-Disclosure mailing-list. John Cartwright, one of the founder and owner, anounced the end of the list (copy here). Personally, I subscribed in December 2006 (more than seven years ago!). I was a passive reader but learned so many interesting stuff!
The principle of full-disclosure is to publish all the details of a discovered security problem (a software vulnerability). By doing this, the security researchers try to fight against the other principle of “Security by Obscurity”. Once a vulnerability has been found, the “normal” way of working should be to contact