October 18, 2001

Microsoft to hackers: Don't publish code

Author: JT Smith

CNET News.com: "Microsoft, whose software has been at the center of several recent high-profile security
incidents, has decided to turn up the heat on those the company considers at least partially
responsible: security firms and hackers who release sample programs to exploit software
flaws.

This week, Scott Culp, manager for Microsoft's security response center, published an essay on
the company's site decrying the information and example code released by some companies and
independent security consultants as "information anarchy."

Such information led directly to many of this year's most vicious worm attacks, he said."

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