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From: jsage at (John Sage)
Subject: Microsoft Coding / National Security Risk


On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 10:10:28AM -0000, Richard Hatch wrote:
> From: "Richard Hatch" <>
> To: <>
> Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Microsoft Coding / National Security Risk
> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 10:10:28 -0000
> Hi all,

/* snip */

> Take a team of really really good C/C++ coders with excellent
> security vulnerability knowledge and have them go through the source
> code for windows (starting with the core functionality and internet
> facing functionality maybe).  Find these bugs (including methodical
> black-box testing against the binaries) and fix them.

Allegedly Microsoft has been doing just exactly this for several

Ever heard of "Trustworthy Computing?"

Done a lot of good, hasn't it?

- John
"Mad cow? You'd be mad too, if someone was trying to eat you."

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