Things I like, and want
Posted Feb 1, 2007 16:48 UTC (Thu) by nix
In reply to: Things I like, and want
Parent article: An LWN reader survey
The security stuff *is* useful if you're (as I am) working at security-theatre-prone places which don't keep up to date (because the bureaucracy involved in doing so is too insane): I can use that to force through single specific updates which I judge will be important, eating the bureaucratic cost for that single update where I couldn't do it for all of them.
Of course such places won't let me subscribe to bugtraq or fulldisclosure there (only dangerous attackers use those, they think, so they ban them) and some of these places don't even have email: but they all (so far) let me get to LWN.
(Yes, this sucks, but LWN's advisories list is doing a good job of reducing the suck factor there.)
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