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taffy078 Vulnerabilities Forum
Contributor 30th Apr, 2010 18:57
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Last edited on 30th Apr, 2010 19:02

A friend of mine had a problem with his PC so I recommended him to come to Secunia. So he did; but now he's confused & frustrated with Secunia - and with me!

He says he found his problem listed in the Vulnerabilities forum but felt he dare not take the advice given because the person who gave it had quite a big negative score against his post. (And that person is well known here as a very helpful technical chap).

I've just looked in that forum and found many similar cases. So two questions:

(1) Should replies in that section come only from e.g. someone representing the software company named?

(2) i.e. if Secunia post an issue in the Vulnerabilites forum and I (or anyone) want to ask a question/comment, should we post them elsewhere as a new thread? If so, should there be a 'warning message' to that effect above the Vulnerabilities Forum? Or does everybody here know that that is the correct procedure?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Vulnerabilities Forum
Handling Contributor 30th Apr, 2010 19:35
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Last edited on 30th Apr, 2010 20:51
Edit:

@Taffy
Sorry I misread your post & have withdrawn my original comments.

This is a very grey area.

See this thread:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/414...



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taffy078 RE: Vulnerabilities Forum
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Maurice - if you and Anthony think it's a grey area, then I and other newbies/PC-innocents have no chance!

Anthony's key-word, imho, was "disheartened".

I once wandered into the CSI room by mistake and paid the price - which was fair & correct.

Anthony has said that Emil confirms that new procedures are on the way, so . . . great. And thank you for helping me yet again.

I will tell my friend not to worry - to get back here again. This place has helped so many.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Vulnerabilities Forum
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PLEASE lock the thread - we do not want any Secunia bashers. Agreed - Emil has confirmed to me in writing that they are producing a set of rules - may come with V2 on 13th May.

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mogs RE: Vulnerabilities Forum
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Evening taffy ! You may not find this particularly helpful, concerning all the matters you've raised....but, if it were me who'd done the recommending to a friend; I think I'd be inclined to tell him to keep his own watch. That way if he has any dissatisfactions, he would learn to "give voice" to them. Matters of identity are perhaps already a grey, but not shady area ?!Political representation ?!

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taffy078 RE: Vulnerabilities Forum
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Last edited on 30th Apr, 2010 21:41
I'm so sorry guys. I certainly do not want to open doors for Secunia-bashing.
I honestly think this is the best PC site I've found.
Locked.

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