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Vulnerability annihilation since 1851

"What Hobbs had in mind was not the usual cajoling of a provincial bank into an upgrade, but exposing weaknesses in the British Empire itself by revealing the faults of one of Day and Newell’s competitors."
Vulnerability annihilation since 1851

As far as I've been able to tell, Alfred C. Hobbs is the original security bug bounty hunter. I highly recommend this article to hear and understand his story, his methods, his manner, and his motivation - There's a lot we can learn from Mr Hobbs today.

The American Who Shocked Victorian England by Picking the World’s Strongest Lock
On July 22, 1851, on a day when a visitor to London had any number of amusements at his disposal—from M. Gompertz’s Giant Panorama (“including a new...