I love those debates on vulnerability disclosure!
by Anton Chuvakin
I just love those debates on vulnerability disclosure! Just think about this amazing spin: who was the first to suggest that people search for software vulnerabilities for two reasons only: to hack somebody and to "make the world a better place"? Why can't there be more reasons, like make money?
money is integral
Most people who crack into systems do so for the money, either shortterm gain (from stealing or corrupting data) or longterm (selling stolen creditcard numbers, etc. or making sure a company has a problem before contacting them and offering "security" services or blackmailing them).