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Re: Microsoft engaging with hackers

__/ [ Roy Culley ] on Saturday 07 October 2006 10:37 \__

> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/5413792.stm
>     In a few weeks time Microsoft is expected to launch Vista, its new
>     operating system, and in January we will all get to play with the
>     finished version. But how safe will this brave new world be?
>     Given the number of attacks Windows usually attracts it is not
>     surprising that Microsoft has been speaking to anyone they think
>     can help.
>     A team from Microsoft headquarters went to Malaysia for Asia's
>     biggest gathering of hackers - not to confront the enemy - but to
>     throw the hackers a party.

It gets worse. Microsoft feeds them as well.

Microsoft Secures Vista With LSD

,----[ Quote ]
| In 2003, the group of four Polish security researchers discovered
| the vulnerability that would later be used by others to unleash the
| Blaster worm, but because of distrust over Microsoft's willingness
| to address software flaws at the time, members had to be coaxed
| into sharing their findings.
| The group, known as LSD, is now on Microsoft's payroll...


Needless to say, Microsoft aslso feeds the trolls, who are now on the
payroll. There is little denial at all...

Best wishes,


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