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Frak Disclosure-Hackers Should Keep Sec. Holes to Themselves

»www.wired.com/opinion/2012/11/ha···closure/ from »www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/158377

"... Vendors are motivated to protect their profits and their shareholders’ interests over everything else. Governments are motivated to value their own security interests over the individual rights of their citizens, let alone those of other nations. And for many information security players, it’s far more lucrative to sell incrementally improved treatments of a disease’s symptoms than it is to sell the cure.

Clearly, not all the players will act ethically, or capably. To top it all off, the original hacker rarely gets paid for his or her highly skilled application of a unique scientific discipline towards improving a vendor’s software and ultimately protecting users.

So who should you tell? The answer: nobody at all..."
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