Comment 1G9YQ Re: Gibson is no security researcher


GRC Releases Program to Prevent Windows 10 Upgrade


Gibson is no security researcher (Score: 1)

by on 2016-05-22 13:54 (#1EM3F)

GRC has no "security researchers". It's practically a one-man operation, and Gibson is just a loud-mouthed twit with no security experience. He's been widely denounced by actual security experts. Just see the controversy around his Windows XP SOCK_RAW and WMF bug/Windows backdoor claims. And his most popular work, the "SpinRite" app, is just a load of snake-oil he's managed to con a decent number of people into paying for...

The old is gone, but there are still several sites dedicated to exposing his fraud, mistakes and lies over the years:

Re: Gibson is no security researcher (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-06-06 14:08 (#1G9Q9)

Re: Gibson is no security researcher (Score: 1)

by on 2016-06-06 15:29 (#1G9YQ)

Any idiot can do a random password generator, which is why you can find thousands of them. It's practically the next step after writing a "Hello World".

Here's a quick random password generator for *nix:
head -c 56 /dev/urandom | base64
Over-hyping some trivial and mundane program is just what GRC always does.

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