Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Technology Review: Researchers seek payments not credit for discovering software flaws

The invisible hand at work again... 

For some security researchers who uncover flaws in leading computer programs, a nod of appreciation from software companies is no longer enough.

Now they want money.

Critics say the purity of research is in jeopardy as discoveries are shopped around instead of submitted directly to software vendors so they can quickly develop a fix.

Technology Review: Researchers seek payments not credit for discovering software flaws

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