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Only if he kept it to himself and didn't mention it to anybody - I don't think that's what the OP meant.

You're only making the conspiracy bigger. :)

You'll have a hard time gathering a small circle of people willing to state, for the record, "We reviewed the code and the invisible bug doesn't exist." Personally, I would want no part in an audit like that.

For a concrete threat, yeah, you fix it first. But the thing about scandals is that delay only incubates a bigger scandal.

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