Who’s heard of Bugtraq? (I don’t mean the Linux distro)


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I had no idea the now-defunct Bugtraq vulnerability mailing list was so influential in the 90s and arguably helped set in motion the entire field of "security research." Biella Coleman and Matt Goerzen have an interesting account of how it launched a ton of cybersecurity CEOs' careers. "It served as a major node of what came to be known as the Full Disclosure movement, whose supporters believed that vulnerabilities in computer hardware, software, and networks were best addressed not by keeping them secret, but by publicly disclosing and discussing them." Curious if anyone in this community has Bugtraq tales to share from their careers! https://readme.security/from-subversives-to-ceos-how-radical-hackers-built-todays-cybersecurity-industry-2b216463ef3c

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