Reply to post: Smart move

Microsoft's GitHub under fire after disappearing proof-of-concept exploit for critical Microsoft Exchange vuln

Howard Sway

Smart move

Kicking security researchers off your platform, who are trying to spread awareness of how vulnerabilities can be exploited, and in the process help you to improve your own products as well as everyone else's.

Once you've kicked enough of them off, the researchers will probably feel the need to generalise their discoveries that they've made in your product, and publish them without naming the product, leaving you to work out at huge cost if they're present in all your products, but still helping others to avoid or remedy the new classes of exploits they've found.

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