Microsoft Invites Hackers to Test Vista

By | August 4, 2006

After suffering embarrassing security exploits over the past several years, Microsoft Corp. is trying a new tactic: inviting some of the world´s best-known computer experts to try to poke holes in Vista, the next generation of its Windows operating system.

Microsoft made a test version of Vista available to about 3,000 security professionals Thursday as it detailed the steps it has taken to fortify the product against attacks that can compromise bank account numbers and other sensitive information.

“You need to touch it, feel it,” Andrew Cushman, Microsoft´s director of security outreach, said during a talk at the Black Hat computer-security conference. “We´re here to show our work.”Read Full Story

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