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So nice of China to put all of its network zero-day vulns in one giant database no one will think to break into

vtcodger Silver badge

Database vulnerability

"Another part of the order that worries Moussouris is the central Chinese vulnerability database that will be created to house all of these reported bugs: "

Just because we live in a connected world, doesn't mean China's network vulnerability database has to be on-line. It could be stashed on properly backed up USB sticks on computers never attached to a network. My guess is that the database will be tiny -- a few thousand items. It could probably have been handled nicely by a 1980s 8086 PC with 5.25 inch floppies.

In fact, it likely doesn't even have to be computerized. A physical file of 3x5 (OK, OK in China, possibly A7) index cards written in Chinese and kept in a safe in a secure facility could probably do the job -- whatever it is -- just fine.

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