SUMMARY: Info about CERT

From: Mahesh Garg (
Date: Tue Jun 04 1991 - 13:14:44 CDT

These people responded to my query about CERT. Thank you all.


Here, is the summary of all the responses I received.


   EMAIL :

   TELEPHONE: 412-268-7090 24-hour HOTLINE
                  CERT/CC personnel answer 7:30a.m.-6:00p.m. EST,
                  on call for emergencies during other hours.


         Computer Emergency Response Team/Coordination Center (CERT/CC)
         Software Engineering Institute
         Carnegie Mellon University
         Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890




   cert .... a good bunch of folks...


   CERT/CC does not certify security-related bugfixes; they
   merely announce their availability.


   If all you are looking for is to get timely information on security
   problems, this list (presuming you're on it) is nearly sufficient.
   Messages from CERT that appear here have included ones about Next,
   Apollo, AT&T, and VMS, if I remember correctly. I can't recall seeing
   a single posting in from CERT that I didn't
   see first in this mailing list (mostly because I check my mail more
   often than news.

   Sometimes it gets annoying when I see the same posting in two mailing
   lists and three news groups, plus have others who read it and pass it
   along (just trying to be helpful). But it beats not knowing about it.


   Past advisories and other computer security related information are
   available for anonymous ftp from the (


   Our e-mail address is This is the address to
   use if you need to get in touch with us. Alternatively, you can
   also call us at (412) 268-7090. We also have a mailing list where
   we post all of our security advisories. These are also posted to If you don't get the news group, and
   want to be on our distribution list, please send a request to

Mahesh Garg
Department of Computing and Information Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1

PHONE: (519) 824 4120 x8131

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