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Originally posted by thematrix
Its both sides of the hacking community that brings the holes to light, whitehats find holes and bugs as a hobby and are friendly enough to immediatly publisize their findings, so that software company's and security firms can fix the problems, in some cases, Whitehats even give suggestions or full code on how to fix the problem.
Blackhats post their findings on hackers sites and share their findings with eachother so that they can boast about it or sometimes because they know that some hacker is looking for a specific way to get past a part of a system, for a project he is currently working on.
Rarely its a security company that finds a bug or vulnerability, very rarely, heck, why would they, surfing the hackers sites and getting all the info they need to run their bussines totaly free is so much easyer.
The only thing the security company's do is exploit the situation and plug holes they have been made aware of by the hackers and sell software and hardware to help shield exploitable systems from the open net.