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Chapter 8. Resources > Mailing Lists and Newsgroups

8.5. Mailing Lists and Newsgroups

Long before the World Wide Web, the Internet was a thriving community of people using mailing lists and newsgroups to openly and freely exchange ideas and opinions. That community is still thriving and can be one of the most useful sources of information on the planet. Note, though, that along with the unprecedented capability to communicate with people across the world comes a downside. Just as in any conversation among people, the information can be incorrect, biased by personal opinion, or irrelevant. While the benefits of these discussions can far outweigh that downside, proceed with due caution:


Bugtraq


www.securityfocus.com

One of the pioneers in the so called "full disclosure" discussion groups, bugtraq has been providing an open forum for discussing security vulnerabilities and techniques for many years.


  

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