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Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 11:11:17 +0200
From: Hanno Böck <>
Subject: Thoughts on Shellshock and beyond


Yesterday I wrote down some thoughts on Shellshock, Heartbleed and the
whole issue of free software security:

Basically my key point is: These events caused interest in the sec
community and people had a look - and found further issues.

My question would be: Can we get that attention somehow *before* an
event like shellshock happens? We probably all could name products that
could have sec bugs with similar severity.

I outlined a vague idea: Would it work if we'd say we make a "sec
people, please have a look at software XY"-day? Would people do that?

Heartbleed and Shellshock give me the feeling that there probably are,
right now, security bugs with simliar severity active on our systems.
Let's have a discussion how we can find them.

Hanno Böck


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