Keeper Company, develops password management software, and we had mentioned in our previous publication, not so flattering, since its software has been found to have vulnerabilities that allow the users of the application to be stolen.
The company based in Chicago, after the explosion of publications blaming its product, allegedly filed a lawsuit against the reporter who revealed the vulnerability.
Dan Goodin, Chief Security Editor of Ars Technica, is named as an accused in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by Keeper Security.
He is accused of "false and misleading statements" about the company's password manager.
Goodin's story, released Dec. 15, said Google security chief Tavis Ormandy revealed a vulnerability that allowed "any website to steal any password."
Goodin was one of the first to publish the news with vulnerability.
Keeper claims in the lawsuit that Goodin and his employer, the website Ars Technica, which is also accused, "made false and misleading statements about the Keeper software application, claiming that it had a 16-month bug that allowed sites to steal user passwords. ”
The security company filed a lawsuit for defamation and also required the revocation and deletion of the article as well as a compensation.
Of course several security experts and Twitter researchers have condemned the lawsuit.
"It's intimidating and Goodin is [definitely] in the top 1 percent of [experienced] journalists," Matthieu Suiche, founder of Comae Technologies, a Dubai-based security company, said in a tweet.
"If Keeper Security believes this will make their software more secure, it will irreparably damage their reputation as a security company," he added.
Kim Zetter, a freelance security journalist, tweeted that the lawsuit was "ridiculous".
"It's a bad precedent for a security company and an dishonest way to treat a journalist who has been covering security incidents for years," he added.
Mention that we are very skeptical about whether the outcome of the decision will be in favor of Keeper…