Archived Blog Post: July 28, 2000

NSA exec calls for better security tools - "In contrast to yesterday's keynote speech, in which a security researcher blamed full disclosure of security vulnerabilities for creating 'armies of script kiddies,' Snow laid the blame for bad security squarely on vendors whose products 'crumple' in the presence of malicious attacks. 'I want you to grow up,' Snow said to the Black Hat audience. 'I want functions and assurances in security devices. We do not beta-test on customers. If my product fails, someone might die.'"