View Full Version : Microsoft Invites Hackers to Test Vista

Aug 3, 2006, 03:23 PM
Linkety (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2006/08/03/financial/f121403D99.DTL).

Cushman said the presentations have already paid off. One talk, delivered in March by a security expert named Johnny Long, detailed a new way to identify security holes using Google. Shortly after the talk, a Microsoft manager applied the technique and discovered a customer was at risk because it hadn't properly set up a computer that was running SQL, a database program that competes with business programs sold by Oracle Corp.

Let me guess...this revolutionary new way to identify security holes using Google:

Type "microsoft security holes" into Google.

Aug 3, 2006, 03:42 PM
Well, at least they are trying to make their product more secure. If they had done this with XP I probably wouldn't have switched to Mac! (So, I guess I'm glad they didn't?):confused: