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Microsoft Starts Hacker Blog

MSDN has a new blog: Hackers @ Microsoft. The new blog is written by and about the white hat hackers employed by Microsoft, who work on improving security in Microsoft’s products (as well as research, development, testing and even management). The first post explains the kind of hackers who work at Microsoft:

We employ “white hat hackers” who spend their time pentesting and code reviewing applications and software looking for weaknesses and vulnerabilities so that others don’t once we’ve released that code into the wild. We employ many many smart testers who know more about some of our software then perhaps the architects who designed it. We also employ some of the top researchers in their industry, dedicated people working on the bleeding edge of whats going to be common place in the next 5 or 10 years of computing.

(via Amit Agarwal)

August 30th, 2007 Posted by | Corporate, Security | 3 comments

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  1. Funny how they refer to customers as “the wild.”

    Comment by Albert | August 31, 2007

  2. Albert, the “Wild” is a term used to describe the general internet. It wasn’t a direct reference to customers at all.

    Comment by Scott | September 1, 2007

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