Hackers: Thanks for the help, Bill!

By on February 26, 2004

This article describes how hackers let Microsoft do their hacking for them:

Instead of working it out for themselves, malicious hackers are reverse engineering the patches to better understand the vulnerabilities, said David Aucsmith, who is in charge of technology at Microsoft’s security business and technology unit.

Quite a catch-22; Don’t patch your hole, and hackers will eventually find it. Patch it, and they’ll use the patch to find it.

Via OSNews.