Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 20th Jan 2011 21:09 UTC, submitted by fran
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Microsoft quietly announced this week that it has released betas of three updated security testing tools , targeting security professionals and ISVs in an attempt to encourage development of less vulnerable software."
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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Fri 21st Jan 2011 12:26 UTC
Stephen!
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2007-11-24

And naturally, Microsoft would know about vulnerable software, given it's own history of security problems

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by avgalen on Fri 21st Jan 2011 13:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
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2010-09-23

Do I smell sarcasm?

But I think that Microsoft is actually a very good resource now when you want to learn about security. They have had their problems in the past, turned their company around starting from XP SP2 and have since made incredible improvements. The days of Blaster, Melissa, I love you and many others are gone now. The situation isn't perfect yet (users are still admins by default) but the way Microsoft has been getting serious about security is impressive.

Do you have any real reason to believe that these tools aren't useful?

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