Keeper Security – Beyond Boo-Hooing Over Security Bullies

Security firm Keeper sues news reporter over vulnerability story by Zack Whittaker.

From the post:

Keeper, a password manager software maker, has filed a lawsuit against a news reporter and its publication after a story was posted reporting a vulnerability disclosure.

Dan Goodin, security editor at Ars Technica, was named defendant in a suit filed Tuesday by Chicago-based Keeper Security, which accused Goodin of “false and misleading statements” about the company’s password manager.

Goodin’s story, posted December 15, cited Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, who said in a vulnerability disclosure report he posted a day earlier that a security flaw in Keeper allowed “any website to steal any password” through the password manager’s browser extension.

Goodin was one of the first to cover news of the vulnerability disclosure. He wrote that the password manager was bundled in some versions of Windows 10. When Ormandy tested the bundled password manager, he found a password stealing bug that was nearly identical to one he previously discovered in 2016.

Ormandy also posted a proof-of-concept exploit for the new vulnerability.

I’ll spare you the boo-hooing over Keeper Security‘s attempt to bully Dan Goodin and Ars Technica.

Social media criticism is like the vice-presidency, it’s not worth a warm bucket of piss.

What the hand-wringers over the bullying of Dan Goodin and Ars Technica fail to mention is your ability to no longer use Keeper Security. Not a word.

In The Best Password Managers of 2018, I see ten (10) top password managers, three of which are rated as equal to or better than Keeper Security.

Sadly I don’t use Keeper Security so I can’t send tweet #1: I refuse to use/renew Keeper Security until it abandons persecution of @dangoodin001 and @arstechnica, plus pays their legal fees.

I’m left with tweet #2: I refuse to consider using Keeper Security until it abandons persecution of @dangoodin001 and @arstechnica, plus pays their legal fees.

Choose tweet 1 or 2, ask your friends to take action, and to retweet.

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