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It really depends. Think about it this way, would you rather have an undisclosed vulnerability go untreated and undetected (as far as everyone knows) for an extra year, or suddenly disclose it to the rest of the world before all major interested parties (big companies, chip vendors, etc) have workarounds and mitigations techniques, so actual malicious attackers can exploit it before the countermeasures are ready?

In an ideal world, you should disclose everything and let everyone know so they can take measures against it, but in reality there might be less damage to let the vulnerability continue stay undetected for a few more months while everyone else plans to patch it and release such fixes as it gets disclosed.

I do agree that almost a whole year is, however, a very long time though.




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