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Microsoft to hackers: Take your best shot

Security experts will criticize Microsoft over how long it takes to patch certain flaws or how effective or ineffective its security offerings are, but you have to give the company credit for trying.

One example the company is taking security more seriously is its latest Blue Hat conference, where security researchers are invited to tell Microsoft reps about the various security holes they’re finding in the company’s products. It’s a big change from the days when the company used to ignore such researchers.

The latest Blue Hat conference started Wednesday at Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash., campus with discussions on Microsoft’s latest security tools, threats to hardware and mobile security.

The list of speakers at the latest event include Rob Thomas of Team Cymru, David Maynor and Robert Graham of Errata Security an John Hering of Flexilis Inc.

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