Reporting vulnerabilities is for the brave

Tuesday, 23 May 2006, 4:33 AM EST

I was involved in disclosing a vulnerability found by a student to a production web site using custom software (i.e., we didnít have access to the source code or configuration information). As luck would have it, the web site got hacked. I had to talk to a detective in the resulting police investigation. Nothing bad happened to me, but it could have, for two reasons.

At the CERIAS weblog.

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