Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Hungry Man, Mar 30, 2012.
Isn't that how those things go? I can't remember where but it seems like I've heard this same story before. A bunch of people try to crack something, some vulnerabilities are disclosed & patched. Then the really good exploits are sold on the black-hat market (as it were) for gobs of money.
More reading on pwn2own.
Talented programmers can create attack code quickly, suggesting that firms need to focus on patching easily exploitable -- not just exploited -- flaws
It's a bit same-old same-old, yes. The idea behind pwn2own is that whitehats get some higher rewards and so more vulnerabilities will be disclosed - the reality is that
1) people simply hold on to the exploits for the competitions
2) the really worthwhile exploits aren't actually made use of
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