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Firm offers to patent security fixes

Jun 06, 2007, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"Schemes such as iDefense's Vulnerability Contributor Program and 3Com's Zero-Day Initiative offer flaw finders a chance to get paid for their work. In return, security firms get the chance to add protection for upcoming flaws to their products, a useful "value-add" in the highly competitive security tools marketplace. Payments vary but tend to max out at around $10,000."

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