Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday May 21, 2014

Should U.S. Hackers Fix Cybersecurity Holes or Exploit Them?

Honestly, how is this even a question? I'd like to think most of you would do the right thing. Wouldn't you?

Unpublished vulnerabilities are called "zero-day" vulnerabilities, and they’re very valuable because no one is protected. Someone with one of those can attack systems world-wide with impunity. When someone discovers one, he can either use it for defense or for offense. Defense means alerting the vendor and getting it patched.