Third-party MS patch testing sparks security fears

Microsoft confirmed that third parties will be allowed to study and test its security patches before they are commercially...

Microsoft confirmed that third parties will be allowed to study and test its security patches before they are commercially released.

However, this has led to fears that unscrupulous employees could be tempted to leak details of Microsoft software vulnerabilities before patches are released.

Until last week, Microsoft had denied such a practice. But it is now allowing a select group of users to beta test security patches in an effort to minimise potential errors.

Microsoft has so far only named the US Air Force as being an organisation on its patching review list, but it is believed commercial organisations are also on it.

 

CW+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of CW+ membership, learn more and join.

Read more on IT risk management

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

  • Dissecting the Hack

    In this excerpt from chapter three of Dissecting the Hack: The V3RB0TEN Network, authors Jayson E. Street, Kristin Sims and Brian...

  • Digital Identity Management

    In this excerpt of Digital Identity Management, authors Maryline Laurent and Samia Bousefrane discuss principles of biometrics ...

  • Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer

    In this excerpt of Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer: A How to Guide for Next Generation Security Leaders, ...

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close