The improved security in Microsoft’s newest software products may leave some security researchers looking elsewhere for work.
That was the message that some security professionals took away from BlueHat, an event last week on Microsoft’s campus that allows security researchers to mingle with Microsoft developers:
One well-known researcher who goes by the name Halvar Flake called Vista “arguably the most secure closed-source OS available on the market,” in a blog post about BlueHat. “As a result I think that most of the security researchers will move on to greener pastures for a while. Why try to chase a difficult overflow out of Vista when you have Acrobat Reader installed, some antivirus software with shoddy file parsing, and the latest iTunes?”