SMTP Good; MAPI Bad

Microsoft Watch from Mary Jo Foley asks “Is Microsoft Engaging in ‘Borderline Extortion’ with Security Disclosures?” “We have to admit, zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerabilities just don’t shock us any more. But the harsh words of security researcher Michal Zalewski, regarding Microsoft’s policies for dealing with vulnerabilities, did make us stand up and take notice.”

In very related news, eWEEK.com is reporting Microsoft Rocked by New IE Zero-Day Flaw Warning. “Microsoft is scrambling to address the public disclosure of a new zero-day vulnerability that could put Web surfers at risk of code execution attacks.”

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