Opinion: Bug-bounty programs aren't the fix for unreliable software

06/25/2013 | InfoWorld

Microsoft has joined Facebook, Google and Mozilla in offering bounties for individuals who identify critical bugs in software, but Roger Grimes writes that these bounty programs aren't the answer to buggy software. "It could even be argued that a bug bounty program, because it results in a larger number of known exploits and patches, could actually result in more exploited customers, not fewer. I know this goes against conventional wisdom, but if you look at the methods by which most users are successfully exploited, I can't come to any other conclusion," Grimes writes.

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