Disclosure Debate Continues, Microsoft Looks into Security Vulnerability

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The "Microsoft-Spurned Researcher Collective", a group of security researchers, has released details of a Microsoft security vulnerability directly to the public.

Microsoft said it is investigating a security flaw revealed by researchers upset at Microsoft's "hostility toward security researchers."

Ormandy, an engineer at Google, was at the center of a full disclosure debate a few weeks ago when he publicly disclosed a vulnerability five days after contacting Microsoft, which critics argued did not give the vendor enough time to patch. According to information released by Microsoft last week, the vulnerability has been exploited in attacks against more than 10,000 machines.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: Microsoft Investigating Windows Security Vulnerability as Disclosure Debate Continues

This article was originally published on 2010-07-09
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