Microsoft developers hear from top security researchers about problems in Windows, browsers and antivirus software at two-day BlueHat confab on Microsoft's campus.
Redmond still says no to bug bounties, but offers a $200,000 first prize and $50,000 second prize instead for research in security defense.
A new program aims to build deeper security mechanisms into open-source software. Perhaps it will keep security experts from contracting with nefarious hackers or the NSA instead.
The software giant's bug bounty program aims to fix security flaws, bugs, and vulnerabilities even before products are released.
Fifth "Blue Hat" event brings hackers to Microsoft's campus to give employees a security reality check.
Dan Kaminsky and others will make presentations to Microsoft employees at the company's eighth Blue Hat security conference.
Thursday will be for executives, but Friday's general sessions will feature cutting-edge security researchers on token kidnapping and phishing attacks.
Security researchers are devising a way to monitor people's online moods in real time, bringing privacy concerns with social networks to a whole new level.