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Time to Shield Researchers

Research is the backbone of the security industry but the legal climate has become so adverse that researchers have had to worry about injunctions, FBI visits, and even arrest...

Despite their knowledge of this significant vulnerability, the researchers were less worried about attackers finding out and more worried about being sued by Internet service providers embarrassed by the flaw. To head off the problem, they — with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation — were able to get Microsoft and the Mozilla Foundation to sign non-disclosure agreements.

Friday, March 20, 2009
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