Security Public Relations Excuse Bingo

Via Bruce, who features himself. :)

I’m going to be naughty and paste all the items, otherwise you’d be there all day hitting refresh.

  • You’re so negative
  • Our proactive technology solutions prevent that
  • Our proprietary encryption algorithms prevent that
  • We have CISSP certified engineers
  • That’s just theoretical mumbo-jumbo
  • You’ll be hearing from our lawyers
  • You’ve got a conflict of interest
  • That’s only there for backward compatibility
  • We meet all government standards
  • We meet all industry standards
  • It doesn’t need to be very secure
  • Nothing is 100% secure
  • We take security very seriously
  • We don’t comment on security matters
  • No comment
  • You are in violation of the DMCA
  • We already knew about it
  • Nobody will ever try to do this
  • What kind of a person looks for flaws?
  • No one would ever think of that
  • Our success speaks for itself
  • You’re paranoid
  • You’re just an academic
  • You’re only helping the bad guys
  • Why do you hate America?
  • You don’t understand the context
  • The product was tested by security experts
  • We employ top security experts
  • Who are you to criticize, anyway?
  • This is probably fixed in the next release
  • No one has complained before
  • No one has ever found any problems
  • It’s a feature our users want
  • Let’s see you design something better
  • You’re just looking for attention
  • You must be being paid by our competition
  • We’ve always done it this way
  • Everybody does it this way
  • We follow industry standard practices
  • We think it is secure enough
  • You’re being irresponsible
  • If you hadn’t told anyone, it would still be secure
  • La, la, la we’re not listening
  • It’s secure enough for our customers
  • We use crypto- graphy
  • We read Schneier’s book
  • What do you have against us?
  • Why are you trying to harm our industry?
  • It would be too expensive to fix that
  • Our customers love our product
  • We’re fully ISO-9001 compliant
  • Nobody’s perfect

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