Microsoft invites hackers to test Vista

Friday, 4 August 2006, 2:32 AM EST

After suffering embarrassing security exploits over the past several years, Microsoft 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 as it detailed the steps it has taken to fortify the product against attacks that can compromise bank account numbers and other sensitive information.

At ENT.

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