If a Company You Use Gets Hacked, Don't You Want to Know? - Page 3
These arguments are well reasoned, but some see a problem with this loveliness of bringing to the light. The more knowledge is out there, the more the nefarious can use it for their own agendas, sort of like the antibiotic phenomenon. Eventually, you create strains of super hackers aided and abetted by the "cure," disclosure. With disclosure, isn't an environment being created where corporations then pool their vulnerabilities to use them against competitors, or as such can't the flaws and corrections be leaked for a high price by those corporate security team do-gooding sharers with smiles on their faces and twisted steel in their hearts? Is secrecy not a better medium to work surreptitious security?
Either way, if there is a security system, there is a hacker who will leap over it. Regardless, there will be sharing, selling and purchasing bugs, techniques and access by hackers while businesses quake in the corner, shivering in the darkness of their own making. Hackers were born to share knowledge; that is their reason d'etre, as it is the bete noir of competitive interest, exclusivity, corporate oligarchy and old paradigm corporate thinking.
Something has got to change. Businesses must learn from hackers' information sharing examples. This will benefit the public as well as corporations and at the least, our learning curve will increase; there will be innovation and development. What could be better?