What is the appropriate next step?

August 20, 2021 by Admin

A computer technician is using a new version of a word processing software package when it is discovered that a special sequence of characters causes the entire computer to crash. The technician researches the bug and discovers that no one else experienced the problem. What is the appropriate next step?

  • Ignore the problem completely and let someone else deal with it.
  • Create a document that will crash the computer when opened and send it to friends.
  • Find an underground bulletin board and attempt to sell the bug to the highest bidder.
  • Notify the vendor of the bug and do not disclose it until the vendor gets a chance to issue a fix.

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