security research

  • Researchers create botnet to learn how it works

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    An at-scale botnet emulation helps a team of researchers in Canada and France learn more about how armies of zombie computers operate
  • Vulnerability Disclosure: Is it Blackmail, Whitemail or Bluemail

    Posted July 23, 2009 - 4:25 pm

    Hackers (or security researchers) come with a range of rainbow colored hats. Some guys'n'gals are nice (the White Hats). They find and disclose problems in communication products using approved responsible disclosure models. Others are in the business for money, and are not satisfied by the fame they get for disclosing problems. The process can easily get close to what some would consider unethical, or even direct blackmailing.

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