NewsBytes: Microsoft Rallies Industry Against Bug Anarchy
Oct 16, 2001, 22:26 (79 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian McWilliams)
[ Thanks to Bryan Taylor for this
"Pushed to the brink by recent Internet worm outbreaks,
Microsoft hopes to rally the computer industry against those who
improperly publish information about security vulnerabilities.
In an editorial at Microsoft's site, Scott Culp, head of the
company's Security Response Center, announced the initiative
against what he called "information anarchy."
According to Culp, the damage caused by worms such as Code Red
and Nimda can be blamed in part on computer security professionals
who discovered the software flaws exploited by the malicious,
'The people who wrote (the worms) have been rightly condemned as
criminals. But they needed help to devastate our networks ... It's
high time the security community stopped providing blueprints for
building these weapons,' he said."
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