2/11/2008

Security Research and Blackmail

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 5:19 am

A Russian security research company, Gleg, has discovered a zero-day in the latest version of RealPlayer 11. But they won’t reveal details to Real, or to CERT, despite repeated requests.

Details are available only to their clients who pay a lot of money for early access to such knowledge. To describe Gleg’s business model Daniweb rather cautiously puts forward the word “blackmail.

 

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