Browser Security

The web browser is ubiquitous, and I had previously mentioned my security concerns about IE. From Mozilla comes this news:

The Mozilla Foundation today announced the Mozilla Security Bug Bounty Program, an initiative that rewards users who identify and report security vulnerabilities in the open source project’s software. Under the new program, users reporting critical security bugs – as judged by the Mozilla Foundation staff – will collect a $500 cash prize. The new initiative was launched with funding from leading Linux software developer Linspire, Inc., and renowned Internet entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth.

This approach is better than hiding security issues until someone cracks the code and then trying to quickly patch the problem. Open source just makes more sense.

Via Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing.

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