Microsoft: Finding flaws on our website is OK

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| In a first for a major company, Microsoft has publicly pledged not to sue or
| press charges against ethical hackers who responsibly find security flaws in
| its online services.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04..._flaw_finding/

Also:

Shrinking patch windows hit by automated attacks

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| The length of time between the development of security patches and the
| development of exploits targeting the security holes they address has been
| dropping for some time.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04...loit_creation/


Related and recent:

Yahoo Sued for Spurning Microsoft

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| Two Detroit pension funds have sued Yahoo Inc. and its board of directors,
| saying they breached their duties to shareholders in trying to thwart a
| takeover by Microsoft Corp. *
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http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j...FjxngD8UVK7J80