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

>MIGUEL DIAZ writes:
>> 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.  
>I don't know about anyone else, but helping to protect the
> confidential data 
>of millions of users around the world seems a very large
> reward for
>uncovering a hole in the encryption algorithms of M$
> products.
>Clearly, YMMV.
>-Futplex <[email protected]>

If it means protection only when using a proprietary product 
owned by Microsoft then no, I still don't see it as much of a 
reward.  If we are talking a system which can be used by 
everyone at no cost, then yes that would be motivating.