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Vulnerabilities with catchy nicknames get more attention from media, customers, and vendors and so get patched more thoroughly than similar vulnerabilities without clever names.
At the moment I'm a bit of a security grouch. I keep seeing product after product that has significant vulnerabilities. And this isn't just happening with the things I deal with at work. Even Election Day had me grousing about the state of our software security.
As I moved into the information security position at my new company a few weeks ago, I was anxious to do a full assessment of our security defenses. But I was immediately sidetracked by, not one, but two major vulnerabilities that couldn't be ignored. Those were fires that had to be put out before I could do anything else.
Oh no, another zero day is out! No one goes home until it's fixed!
Microsoft is best known for Windows, and or the past six years, Steven Sinofsky has been best known as the man behind Windows. Even the numbers tell a story.
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