Imagine if, in the 1970s, the tobacco companies had patented devices to measure the health effects of smoking, then threatened lawsuits against anyone who researched their products.
I’ve never heard such a clear explanation of why threats to security research are bad. From “Patently Bad Move Gags Critics,” in Wired.
The same can be said of sweeping breach information under the rug. We’re better off if we talk about it.