Microsoft chastises security groups

Wednesday, 29 December 2004, 12:03 AM EST

As Microsoft continued to investigate three recently reported vulnerabilities in multiple versions of its Windows operating system Tuesday, it delivered a message to security groups anxious to publicly report bad news: It does more harm than good.

Less than a week after Chinese security group Xfocus publicly released proof-of-concept code, claiming that among other high-risk vulnerabilities there were flaws in the Windows LoadImage API function, Microsoft was urging security groups to follow practiced industry standards for reporting potential breaches.

By Tim Gray at internetnews.com

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