Unlike some other hacker groups, most of Shmoo's members make
their names and email addresses public. Given that, do you worry about the legal
implications of your work in light of the DMCA, the proposed INDUCE Act, and
Beetle: I'm confident that I'm one of the good guys and that my
fellow Shmoo are, as well. If we face litigation in trying to inform
the public with regards to how their security is at risk, that's
obviously a shame, but it's a real risk these days — as was made
evident at Black Hat this year. Michael Lynn
is an Internet superhero
for many folks, because he had the balls to face litigation for
revealing serious software flaws that could potentially render the
'net infrastructure useless — ironically, the same infrastructure that
those litigators depend on for a living. This summer was an eye-opener
for plenty of hackers. Keep it to yourself, or post flaws anonymously.
Good stuff from DCist. ShmooCon, the annual East coast hacker conference, starts today in Washington, D.C. Can't wait to see what comes out of this Con. It's been years since I made a ShmooCon. Have fun everyone!