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Bugtraq is a full disclosure mailing list dedicated to issues about computer security. On-topic discussions are new discussions about vulnerabilities, methods of exploitation, and how to fix them. It is a high volume mailing list, and almost all new vulnerabilities are discussed there.
Bugtraq was created on Friday November 5, 1993 by Scott Chasin, and led to the Full Disclosure movement of vulnerability disclosure. In the beginning, the mailing list was not moderated, however the signal-to-noise ratio became unacceptably bad. It became moderated beginning June 5, 1995. At the same time it moved from its original home at Crimelab.com to Netspace.org.
In July 1999 Bugtraq moved from Netspace.org to SecurityFocus.com. The last few years, Bugtraq has been the property of the computer security company SecurityFocus , which was bought out by Symantec on August 6th, 2002.
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