9/21/2005

Microsoft Says Security Efforts Showing Fruit

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:59 pm

Microsoft’s chief security executive on Tuesday claimed that the company was keeping pace with faster-on-their-feet attackers as threats continue to shift toward hacking for profit rather than notoriety.

“Attackers are getting more efficient,” said Mike Nash, vice president for Microsoft’s security business unit. “Where once there were 17 days between the disclosure of a vulnerability and the release of an exploit, with Zotob, it was just three-and-a-half days.

“But Microsoft is also getting faster,” said Nash. “We had Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool updated for Zotob in just hours.”

Source: InformationWeek

 

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