Thursday, April 03, 2008

PWN 2 PAWN: Why the Vista hacker turned to eBay

Curious about what a market price would be for a zero-day exploit, Shane Macaulay tried to sell the Fujitsu U810 laptop (complete with exploit code) that he won in a hacking contest last week. Soon after it was posted, the listing was pulled from eBay. In this interview, Macaulay explains that Adobe Systems plans to patch his Flash bug on April 8, the day his auction was set to end, and so he would have been practicing responsible disclosure, releasing details of a flaw that had already been patched. ...continue reading 'PWN 2 PAWN: Why the Vista hacker turned to eBay'

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