Researcher Punished for Finding Bugs


Harvard University researcher punished for finding bugs

By Munir Kotadia, ZDNet Australia
28 February 2006 04:48 PM

French security expert Guillaume Tena has lost an appeal and been fined in a closely watched case which could have widespread ramifications for the way security researchers publish information about flaws in products.

The brouhaha kicked off in 2001 when Tena — who at the time was known by his pseudonym Guillermito — found a number of vulnerabilities in Tegam’s Viguard anti-virus software.

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