Hacker: Researchers at Risk


A popular white hat hacker known as "simple nomad" is warning his peers that security researchers may soon have to go further underground to publish vulnerabilities and exploit code.

Mark Loveless (a.k.a. "simple nomad"), security architect for Vernier Networks, says recent events should spur researchers to operate as though they are being "watched."

To prove his point, Loveless points to developments such as Microsoft suing an anonymous hacker over hacking its DRM software; a rumor that Data Rescue may only sell its popular IDA Pro reverse-engineering tool to government agencies; and his general concerns about federal government "snooping." Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Hacker: Researchers at Risk - Security News Analysis

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