TippingPoint: Our bounty squelched bug

Flaw in Veritas's NetBackup was found and patched through a rewards program for security researchers, company says.

Tom Espiner Special to CNET News

A security flaw in Veritas's NetBackup application has been found and patched through an initiative run by TippingPoint that pays security researchers who find and report bugs.

TippingPoint, a subsidiary of 3Com, announced the first fruits of its Zero Day Initiative on Thursday. Through ZDI, TippingPoint rewards security researchers who inform 3Com of vulnerabilities and do not publicly disclose them before the vendor has issued a patch.

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