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Re: The Fallacy of Cracking Contests
Bruce Schneier wrote:
> The Fallacy of Cracking Contests
> Bruce Schneier
> 1. The contests are generally unfair.
> 2. The analysis is not controlled.
> 3. Contest prizes are rarely good incentives.
I'd like to add:
4. a breaker is not likely to tell
at least part of the people entering such a contest who have what it
takes to be successful will NOT report a success. in many cases, waiting
until the seemingly secure product actually ships and THEN applying the
gained knowledge will yield far greater rewards.