Bug finding .. or ransom ?

Interesting article on Silicon.com about the
political climate in the IT security industry. Read here. Nicely
written article by Patrick
, with the following conclusion:

So who’s to blame for the current state of affairs? Vendors blame irresponsible
researchers, and some researchers blame the vendors. While there are bugs being found,
researchers will always seek to earn money from them. They’ll sell them, or use them
for marketing purposes; nothing says “look at me” like a zero-day in Windows.

Until that changes, the security industry will look like the Wild West for a long
time to come. For now, it’s the users left in the middle.

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