To Tell, or Not to Tell?
Source: ABCNews - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Some "bug hunters" who uncover security flaws in computer software and rush to issue public warnings may be helping hackers more than consumers, industry officials worry. It's a thorny issue that divides security specialists. Many argue that fast, full disclosure of a vulnerability alerts computer users to take precautions and pushes software makers to provide a quick solution.. . . Some "bug hunters" who uncover security flaws in computer software and rush to issue public warnings may be helping hackers more than consumers, industry officials worry. It's a thorny issue that divides security specialists. Many argue that fast, full disclosure of a vulnerability alerts computer users to take precautions and pushes software makers to provide a quick solution.

Others say telling about how software is vulnerable to hackers before companies have a chance to fix the problem only invites attack.

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