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Angry Researchers Disclose Windows Zero-day Bug
bill




msg:4165691
 10:51 am on Jul 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

Angry Researchers Disclose Windows Zero-day Bug [pcworld.com]

An anonymous group of security researchers last week published information about an unpatched Windows bug, saying that they were disclosing the vulnerability because of the way Microsoft treated a colleague.

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"Due to hostility toward security researchers, the most recent example being of Tavis Ormandy, a number of us from the industry (and some not from the industry) have come together to form MSRC: the Microsoft -Spurned Researcher Collective," the message read. "MSRC will fully disclose vulnerability information discovered in our free time, free from retaliation against us or any inferred employer."


Now that seems productive...
They're only harming the people who aren't savvy enough to protect themselves. I'll bet the affected people are all going to be quite supportive of this cause. Imagine, poor Tavis was slighted... ;)

 

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