Gartner: Hack contests bad for business

Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 12:11 AM EST

A pair of Gartner analysts today denounced a recent hack challenge that uncovered a still-unpatched QuickTime bug, calling it "a risky endeavor" and urging sponsors to reconsider such public contests.

The research manager of TippingPoint, the company that paid $10,000 for the QuickTime vulnerability and its associated exploit, rebutted by saying that at no time was there any danger of the vulnerability escaping from responsible parties.

At Computerworld.

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