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VeriSign Offers Hackers $8,000 Bounty on Vista, IE 7 Flaws

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Cthippo, 11 Jan 2007.

  1. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

    7 Aug 2005
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  2. trailblazer

    trailblazer What's a Dremel?

    10 Nov 2004
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    From the article " The launch of the latest hacking challenge comes less than a month after researchers at Trend Micro discovered Vista flaws being hawked on underground sites at $50,000 dollars a pop". But if you tell the "good guys" about a vulnerability you MIGHT get $8,000, and a fix for the vulnerability would quickly follow. Also all the submitted vulnerability code would have to be tested and no doubt there will be a few "red herrings" in there resulting in a lot of time-wasting. So maybe Microsoft are right to have reservations about this.

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