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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 5)
ISSN: 1540-7993
pp: 69-73
David McKinney , Symantec
ABSTRACT
The commoditization of bugs is a long-standing tradition in the software industry. It started when companies began offering a cash incentive for each critical bug a developer squashed. This practice of attaching intrinsic monetary value to bugs is the spiritual predecessor of the "pure" vulnerability markets that this article discusses.
INDEX TERMS
attack trends, bug commoditization, vulnerability markets
CITATION

D. McKinney, "Vulnerability Bazaar," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 5, no. , pp. 69-73, 2007.
doi:10.1109/MSP.2007.180
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