PivX denies Microsoft involved in removal of IE vulns page

Wednesday, 17 December 2003, 3:43 PM EST

Security solutions provider PivX Solutions has denied that Microsoft in any way influenced a decision to remove from its website a page which listed a fair number of unpatched vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.

Several posts to the Full-Disclosure vulnerability mailing list have pointed to the fact that a Microsoft logo is now prominently displayed on a page listing some of PivX's clients and speculated that this may be the reason why the IE vulnerabilities page was taken down.

The vulnerabilities page had been maintained by well-known researcher Thor Larholm, who is employed by the company, and was taken down in October. PivX says it is updating the page internally.

At the time when the page was taken down, the company explained the decision, by saying it had seen "a sea change in Microsoft's commitment to rid its IE browser of the vulnerabilitiess that PivX Solutions and other third party researchers have identified."

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