[Owasp-leaders] The Final Leaked TPP Text Is All That We Feared | Electronic Frontier Foundation
eoin.keary at owasp.org
Tue Oct 13 20:55:24 UTC 2015
My initial thoughts on this ruling /idea is that it in effect takes power from the "good guys", The "bad guys"don't care anyway. It furthers the "asymmetric security struggle" in favour of cybercrime and does nothing but undermining the efforts of the ethical web/software security community.
It is ill-conceived and myopic and can only play into the hands of those with malicious intent.
> On 13 Oct 2015, at 9:45 p.m., Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
> I agree that this is an important issue.
> What should we do as next step?
> Would a statement from OWASP in that regard be the appropriate way to build awareness for this potentially problematic agreement text?
> Do Milton or Eoin maybe like to prepare a statement to run by the community and later release by OWASP?
> Are there other steps you think we could or should initiate?
> Best regards, Tobias
>> On 13/10/15 22:34, Eoin Keary wrote:
>> Milton, this is worth making a stand for.
>> I hope you are successful in the OWASP board elections.....
>> Eoin Keary
>> OWASP Volunteer
>> On 13 Oct 2015, at 8:22 p.m., Milton Smith <milton.smith at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> A related article on TPP for everyone I found this morning.
>>> TPP requires countries to destroy security-testing tools (and your laptop)
>>> (article excerpt) "...order the destruction of devices and products found to be involved in" breaking digital locks... used to identify critical vulnerabilities in vehicles, surveillance devices, voting machines, medical implants, and many other devices in our world.
>>> Among other things, this TPP provision includes destruction of security static/dynamic analysis tools. It's difficult to know if these provisions will be adopted as written but I'm concerned it's on the table for discussion. As written, TPP will hurt industry more than it will help. Security researchers are not the problem. The problem is vulnerable software.
>>> Unfortunately, it will take politicians and rights holders years to learn from there mistakes. Positive influence early in the policy making process will be beneficial for everyone including OWASP members. I realize most OWASP members are not very interested in politics. Still unfavorable laws and regulations will make security even more difficult than it is today. Think of what it would mean if ZAP becomes illegal software.
>>> On 13 Oct 2015, at 9:49, Milton Smith wrote:
>>>> I'm tracking TPP as well Tom. Aside from favoritism for rights holders, there are some provisions negatively impacting security. Wassenaar Arrangement is a disaster, crypto backdoors, etc. Unwinding this mess will cause trouble for years. Think of pass problems like ITAR.
>>>> OWASP must begin investing to positively to influence security from the top down as well.
>>>>> On 13 Oct 2015, at 1:40, Tom Brennan wrote:
>>>>> Worth a read when you consider getting behind and lobbying for things that matter.
>>>>> Tom Brennan
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