File This Under, “I Wish I Thought Of That First”

12 10 2007

Just a quickie:

Security vuln auction site pulls in research | The Register
A controversial marketplace for security exploits and vulnerabilities said it has exceeded expectations with the submission of more than 150 vulnerabilities in its first two months of operations.

WabiSabiLabi encourages security researchers to sell their findings to vetted buyers. Herman Zampariolo, chief exec of WSLabi which runs the WabiSabiLabi marketplace, said that the quality of the submitted vulnerabilities is as important as their quantity.

Damn, that site is going to make some big money.  At the same time those vulnerabilities and exploits might actually never be used with malicious intent.  Especially if the big tech companies are the ones buying.

This is straight from their website:

WabiSabiLabi is aiming to a single moving target: to bring the world closer to zero risk.
If the world must become a safer place, the first part of the recipe is simple: to provide a better rewarding for the security researchers, organising an efficient and transparent marketplace, here to maximise the results of their efforts.

Damn I wish I had thought of that first.