To the AntiVirus/infosec community
So the response to this site so far has been overwhelmingly positive with one or two exceptions. However I keep hearing that the anti-virus community will do everything they can to get me shut down. I'm not sure if that's true or what the issue would be if it is but I am really interested in hearing from and working with the A/V community.
What do you think? What are the issues?
I really want to provide a beneficial service to the community and I'm willing to work with any professionally behaving entity that has input or different perspectives.
I got one (only one) email so far saying that this makes it easier for un-ethical people to acquire and write malware. I'm not sure what's easier than google personally. While researching this site I found literally tons of "blackhat" sites with live samples just by simple google searches. And they were in a totally uncontrolled and obviously not a positive intent environment.
I don't see it as much different than supplying working exploits, but I don't want to get into the full disclosure debate.
So contact me | mvalsmith at gmail.com | (hopefully before you try to shut me down) and lets talk about how to make this site better.