[Mailman-Developers] bugtraq submission warning: email address harvesting exploit

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Thu Nov 27 14:09:07 EST 2003

It's not a security issue. It's a privacy issue. Very different beasts. 
Very important beasts, but the only thing they have in common is the 
number of legs they have.

The underlying issue is similar to many bugtraq issues: what used to be 
a common, acceptable coding practice no longer is. But man, things like 
"security issue" are rapidly becoming an aspect of Godwin's law: 
phrases that are overused and used improperly, and mostly indicating 
the end of useful dicussion and the entrance into the world of 
political and emotional rhetoric.

On Nov 27, 2003, at 10:28 AM, Barry Warsaw wrote:

> Just to be snitty and pedantic, I don't consider email address leaks in
> Pipermail to be security flaws.

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