"Everyone should be deploying BCP 38! Wait, they are ...."

Adam Vitkovsky adam.vitkovsky at swan.sk
Thu Feb 20 14:37:29 UTC 2014


> Actually, it would be nice if someone who writes security software 
> like NOD32 or Malwarebytes, or spybot, adaware, etc, would 
> integrate it into their test suite.  Then you get the thousands of 
> users from them added to the results.

I have just sent an email to ESET promoting participation on the BCP38
initiative by incorporating spoofer projects program in their program suite.

If there's more of us maybe we can make a change.


adam
-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Drake [mailto:rdrake at direcpath.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:56 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: "Everyone should be deploying BCP 38! Wait, they are ...."


On 2/18/2014 2:19 PM, James Milko wrote:
> Is using data from a self-selected group even meaningful when 
> extrapolated?  It's been a while since Stats in college, and it's very 
> likely the guys from MIT know more than I do, but one of the big 
> things they pushed was random sampling.
>
> JM
>
>
Isn't it probable that people who know enough to download the spoofer
projects program and run it might also be in position to fix things when
it's broken, or they may just be testing their own networks which they've
already secured, just to verify they got it right.

I may put it on my laptop and start testing random places like Starbucks, my
moms house, conventions and other things, but if I'm running it from my home
machine it's just to get the gold "I did this" star.

So yeah, data from the project is probably meaningless unless someone uses
it as a worm payload and checks 50,000 computers randomly (of course I don't
advise this.  I just wish there was a way to really push this to be run by
everyone in the world for a week)

Maybe with enough hype we could get CNN to advise people to download it.
Actually, it would be nice if someone who writes security software like
NOD32 or Malwarebytes, or spybot, adaware, etc, would integrate it into
their test suite.  Then you get the thousands of users from them added to
the results.





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