The Black Hats Start Selling Shovels

 
 
By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2006-12-18
 
 
 

When I saw this morning's story on the thriving marketplace in unpatched exploit info, two things came to mind: the famous entrepreneurial strategy of selling shovels, blue jeans and other supplies to gold prospectors in the 1840s, and the "Blacknet" scenario of crypto-libertarian engineer and essayist Timothy May.

In the justly famous words of the marketing department of Sirius Cybernetics, share and enjoy.

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