Rift widens over bug disclosure

Friday, 5 January 2007, 12:15 AM EST

There's a growing rift among the research community over whether the Month-of-Bugs initiatives are helping security or hurting it.

There's even now a little pushback from one researcher to the current Month of Apple Bugs (MOAB): Landon Fuller, a former engineer for Apple and currently with Three Rings, an online gaming developer, is answering each MOAB bug with a fix of his own.

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