Bug brokers offering higher bounties

Thursday, 25 January 2007, 1:22 PM EST

Adriel Desautels aims to be the go-to guy for researchers that want to sell information regarding serious security vulnerabilities.

The co-founder of security group Secure Network Operations Software (SNOSoft), Desautels has claimed to have brokered a number of deals between researchers and private firms - as well as the odd government agency - for information on critical flaws in software. Last week, he bluntly told members of SecurityFocus's BugTraq mailing list and the Full-Disclosure mailing list that he could sell significant flaw research, in many cases, for more than $75,000.

At The Register.

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