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Searching for Insecurity

Searching for Insecurity

Posted Sep 29, 2006 18:32 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: Searching for Insecurity by dion
Parent article: Searching for Insecurity

There is absolutely no reason at all to tell the attackers the exact version of software you are running

There's a good reason to tell the attackers the version of the software: You can't know that the person you're telling is an attacker, and non-attackers have lots of good uses for that information. It's especially useful in diagnosing problems. It's also handy in release management.

I believe obscurity usually improves security. But that improvement does come at a cost.


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