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Microsoft has beefed up one of its anti-exploit tools with technology from a $200K contest finalist. Technology from a BlueHat Prize finalist Ivan Fratric, designed to mitigate attacks that leverage Return Oriented Programming (ROP), has already been incorporated into Redmond's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 3.5 …

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Anonymous Coward

Micro$haft...

if they designed software waffle waffle drone drone...

There, that's the next 20 posts taken care of.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Micro$haft...

Yup. Something about making something that doesn't suck, and vacuum cleaners...

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Anonymous Coward

Good lord. $200K for finding a problem in other people's code?

That's almost as much as the Turing Award, which requires long time commitment and actually having pushed computing forward.

Sometimes I think the security field is just a legalised racketeering group.

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Drop in the ocean....

if it helps protect $70bn turnover.

And isn't the Turing award judged by your peers whereas this Bluehat prize is just a fancy public contract bid?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Drop in the ocean....

How does it help if they keep finding new holes every year? It's like trying to plugging the holes on a sinking ship.

Yes the Turing award is judged by peers, just as security research should be - this on the other hand is more marketing than anything else.

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