In middle of the 1990's, the disclosure of vulnerabilities frequently occurred on a need-to-know basis. Details were rarely available. Vendors took ages to patch. There was no Full-Disclosure mailing list, no blogs, very few public vulnerability databases, no responsible disclosure policies, and scant media attention. The handful of people who cared about security vulnerabilities at all were mostly concerned with a small number of products and vendors. Then commercial vulnerability scanning tools and IDSes hit the market just about when the Web boom happened, and suddenly everybody started writing and distributing software.
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