The Black Hats must be gloating

Steve Hamm

What a miserable week for software security! First, on Wednesday, a smartass researcher outed a problem in Cisco router software at the Black Hat security confab in Las Vegas--potentially exposing the Internet to massive attacks and outages.Then, on Friday, just five days after Microsoft launched its new anti-counterfieting software, hackers publicized a way to bypass the stuff. They call software security a cat and mouse game. This week, the mice won.

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