Beware of undisclosed Microsoft patches

Ryan Naraine from ZDNet offers up some interesting food for thought regarding Microsoft's philosophy behind disclosing (or not disclosing) all of the vulnerabilities it is fixing via its patches. Microsoft is, admittedly, silently patching certain vulnerabilities. The practice isn't unique to Microsoft, as Naraine notes. But it is controversial. Microsoft says it is doing this […]

Ryan Naraine from ZDNet offers up some interesting food for thought regarding Microsoft’s philosophy behind disclosing (or not disclosing) all of the vulnerabilities it is fixing via its patches.

Microsoft is, admittedly, silently patching certain vulnerabilities. The practice isn’t unique to Microsoft, as Naraine notes. But it is controversial. Microsoft says it is doing this to thwart “the bad guys.