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A Runaway Hacker Fund?

By indigo18 ·
Anyone who read John Grisham's novel the "Runaway Jury," got a laugh when they read about Microsoft's "Fund" to capture the hackers who broke the system. I wonder how much is spent on detectives trying to chase down the bad guys.
But, since Billy the Kid, bad guys are proud of the bounty to get them. The way to get quality assurance in security is what the airlines do to catch sleepy guards and sneak stuff into airports.
A lot of IT people are out of work, so how about hiring some IT consultants and pay them to try and break in. At least stock holders can see how the money is spent to protect new systems like .NET that they are trying to sell.

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A question for you.

by maxwell edison In reply to A Runaway Hacker Fund?

I didn't read the novel, "Runaway Jury", so will you answer a couple of questions.

Was there really reference to a Microsoft fund in that story to capture hackers?

What was the subject of the trial on which the "runaway" jury was considering?

Was it a trial of someone charged with a crime? (Some state versus some person)

Or was it a civil trial? (Person versus person)

I have a reason for asking, and will explain after having the answers.

Thanks

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