Iconic security mailing list BugTraq announces its decision to shut down after 27 years. The site, which is one of the cyber security industry’s first mailing lists committed to publicly reporting security flaws, says it is shutting down by January 31, 2021.
The site had a crucial role in shaping the cyber security industry in its fledgling days.
BugTraq was established by Scott Chasin on November 5, 1993, and provided the first streamlined portal where security researchers could disclose vulnerabilities after vendors refused to release patches.
The portal has existed for quite some time in a legally grey zone. Discussions on the portal about the legality of exposing vulnerabilities when vendors refused to issue patches are what shaped most of today’s vulnerability disclosure guidelines, the mandate on which most bug hunters operate today.
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