Security researchers: help EFF keep the Web safe for browser research!


#1

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#2

The problem with DRM [is] the way it… make security researchers vulnerable to legal retaliation from companies when they come forward with vulnerabilities…

I’m not sure I understand why anybody does this to begin with. Is it a paying job, or just a chance to show off one’s 1337 sk1llz? A vulnerability in the internet is a valuable commodity, and if Microsoft or whoever is going to sue you for giving them that intel for free… I’m pretty sure there are people out there willing to pay a lot better than that.


#3

I can guarantee you that there are people selling vulns to the NSA or whoever will pay more.

I would like to think that there is at least some support for digital good Samaritans who take any discovered items directly to the lost and found.


#4

Not if they get prosecuted.


#5

No, it’s cool, man. The DRM in HTML5 has exactly zero vulnerabilities, and never, ever, EVAR breaks. Why would we need researchers to look into such a thing?

/s


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