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Crowdfense launches platform to source new zero-day vulnerabilities for sale


Crowdfense has launched a platform for exploit sellers to tout their wares.

The Dubai-based exploit buyer said on Thursday that the new Vulnerability Research Platform (VRP) will provide an area for "vulnerability researchers to safely submit, discuss and quickly sell single zero-day exploits and chains of exploits."

Crowdfense purchases vulnerabilities and exploit chains in order to sell them on to "global institutional customers," which may include government entities or law enforcement.

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Due to open on September 3, the platform is meant to streamline the process of submitting valid security flaws by offering step-by-step guides, technical evaluations, pricing and follow-up communication channels.

"Through the VRP, Crowdfense experts work in real time with researchers to evaluate, test, document and refine their findings," said Andrea Zapparoli Manzoni, Director of Crowdfense. "The findings...(continued)

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