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Stock-tanking in St. Jude Medical security disclosure might have legs

10
Jan
2017
Stock-tanking in St. Jude Medical security disclosure might have legs

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For better or worse, a security firm’s attempt to cash in on software bugs — by shorting a company’s stock and then publicizing the flaws — might have pioneered a new approach to vulnerability disclosure.

Last August, security company MedSec revealed it had found flaws in pacemakers and other healthcare products from St. Jude Medical, potentially putting patients at risk.

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