LAS VEGAS--Microsoft is jumping into the responsible disclosure game.
The company announced at the Black Hat security conference on Thursday that it is formalizing its program of informing third-party software vendors of security problems with products that run on top of Windows.
"We've seen the threat environment change," said Andrew Cushman, who runs the Microsoft Security Response Center.
Vista is more secure than XP and has fewer infections, he said. In addition, there are an increasing number of third-party exploits, and fewer browser-based exploits than in third-party software, he added.
The MSRC already reports vulnerabilities to other … Read more