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Re: `Hack Microsoft' challenge is NYT Computer News Daily's top story

At 9:37 PM 10/2/95, [email protected] () wrote:

>I don't know about everyone else, but a T-shirt seems a very
>small reward for uncovering a "hole" in the encryption
>algorithm of Microsoft products.  Does that apply to any and
>all bugs?? i.e. not necessarily security problems??

You are of course welcome to offer a richer prize.

Meanwhile, Sameer is the one making the offer, so it's not for us to say
he's being cheap.

Also, the history of science is filled with cases where bets with trivial
payoffs intensely motivated people.

--Tim May

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