Researchers: flaw auctions would improve security

Monday, 19 December 2005, 11:42 AM EST

The auction may have set a record price for a highlighter pen and an 8-by-11-inch sheet of paper. The last reported bid before the listing was deleted without ceremony was $1,200. The price might seem excessive, but the value lay in what some researchers believed was on the paper: Information about an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Excel.

At The Register.

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