Question: Do you think that long imprisonments for all virus creators would solve most of the virus problems?

yes – 19% 

no – 76% 
not sure – 4%

4115 participants participants total 2003.09.02 – 2004.11.24.

Question: Have you personally ever read all of, or at least most of, the source code of a well known and widely used open source product like Apache, Sendmail, Bind and so on, looking for security vulnerabilities?

yes – 22% 

no – 75%
not sure – 3%

2363 participants participants total 2003.02.15 – 2003.09.02.

Question: Do you prefer the new look of ntsecurity.nu over the old one?

yes – 66%
no – 16%

not sure – 18%

38 participants participants total 2003.02.13 – 2003.02.15.

Question: Would you like to see stronger sentences for illegal hacking in general?

yes (60%)

no (34%)
not sure (6%)

2028 participants participants total 2002.11.24 – 2003.02.13.

Question: Do you learn a lot from the speeches at Defcon? (For those of you who have been to at least one Defcon)

yes (65%)
no (19%)
not sure (17%)

671 participants participants total 2002.05.08 – 2002.11.24.

Question: Do you think it’s secure enough to use the average Internet bank?

yes (40%)

no (51%)
not sure (10%)

1138 participants participants total 2002.04.16 – 2002.05.08.

Question: Has Oracle’s Unbreakable campaign made you trust Oracle less about security than you did before?

yes (70%)
no (17%)
not sure (13%)

653 participants participants total 2002.02.10 – 2002.04.16.

Question: Do you think that Oracle’s Unbreakable campaign is seriously unethical?

yes (70%)
no (15%)
not sure (15%)

284 participants participants total 2002.01.19 – 2002.02.10.

Question: Do you feel afraid to become a victim of a malicious hacker?

yes (35%)

no (57%)
not sure (8%)

1454 participants participants total 2001.11.03 – 2002.01.19.

Question: Do you think that possession of hacking tools and exploits should be illegal for everyone but specially licensed security professionals?

yes (12%)

no (85%)
not sure (3%)

1460 participants total 2001.09.24 – 2001.11.03.

Question: Do you think that any of the major Linux distributions have backdoors in them that are put there on purpose?

yes(59%)
no (33%)
not sure(8%)

1778 participants total 2001.05.01. – 2001.09.24.

Question: Do you think that Microsoft has put secret backdoors into their operating systems?

yes (88%)
no (8%)
not sure (3%)

1116 participants total 2001.03.15 – 2001.05.01.

Question: Do you think that reporters are partly responsible for the amount of web defacements and DoS attacks, because they "reward" the perpetrators by writing glorifying articles about them?

yes (80%) 
no (17%)
not sure (2%)

751 participants total 2001.01.05 – 2001.03.15.

Question: If you studied in some kind of school to become a programmer, were you taught how to avoid coding techniques that make programs vulnerable to common attacks?

yes (11%)
no (88%)
not sure (1%)

585 participants total 2000.08.13 – 2000.09.29.

Question: Do you think that computer security is getting enough media attention? 

yes (20%)

no (76%)
not sure (4%)

338 participants total 2000.06.30 – 2000.08.13.

Question: Do you think that it’s safe enough to buy things on the Internet, using your credit card number, on the "average" Internet store?

yes (29%)

no (66%)
not sure (5%)

465 participants total 2000.05.20 – 2000.06.30.

Question: Do you think that most security consultants are worth the money they cost?

yes (22%)

no (69%)
not sure (9%)

269 participants total 2000.04.14 – 2000.05.20.

Question: Do you think it’s reasonable that a company should have a security level high enough to make "script kiddie"-level attackers more or less harmless.?

yes (95%)
no (4%)
not sure (1%)

420 participants total 2000.03.23 – 2000.04.14.

Question: Would you trust (from a security perspective) running Windows 2000 on an important server instead of Windows NT 4.0?

yes (28%)

no (63%)

not sure (9%)

573 participants total.

Question: Do you think that commercial security scanners are worth the money they cost?

yes (15%)

no (73%)
not sure (12%)

332 participants total.

Question: Do you personally have use for information about / tools for Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition / Windows 2000 Terminal Services security?

yes (74%)
no (20%)
not sure (6%)

194 participants total.

Question: Do you trust the hospitals to be able to keep your medical history in a reasonably secure computer system?

yes (13%)

no (82%)
not sure (5%)

182 participants total.

Question: Do you think that a serious security evaluation of a web application has to involve source code review?

yes   89%
no   7%
not sure   4%

175 participants total.

Question: Do you think that exploit details should never be revealed to the public but kept in secret?

yes   7%

no   89%
not sure   4%

209 participants total.

Question: Do you think that it is ok to use keystroke loggers to monitor what the employees type at their computers?

yes   23%
no   74%
not sure   3%

191 participants total

Question: Do you think that software vendors deliberately neglect security to increase short-term profit?

yes   87%
no   7%

not sure   7%

76 participants total

Question: Do you think that the "bad guys" know more about computer security than the "good guys"?

yes   77%
no   19%
not sure   5%

221 participants total