On 12/04/2018 21:20, James Burton wrote:
  Both mine and Ian's demonstrations never harmed or deceived anyone as they
were proof of concept. The EV certs were properly validated to the
EV guidelines. Both companies are legitimate. So what's the issue? None.

In the security space, blocking a proof of concept exploit is usually
considered the right thing to do.  But doing so in a way that is
entirely limited to the concrete example rather than the underlying
problem is considered cheating.

Consider, as an analogy, a hypothetical freedom of speech law whose only
exception was that you must not shout "fire" in a packed theater.  Then
an actor standing on stage making speech about the silliness of that law
and then shouting "fire", with full warning of the audience to avoid
panic, should not be surprised to get charged with the specific offense,
as it was a deliberate test of the law.  Of cause, such an actor might
deserve some leniency in the punishment, such as a $1 fine, but he
should not be surprised the law is formally upheld.


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