Microsoft banned from Bugtraq

The administrator of the computer security mailing list Bugtraq banned postings from Microsoft on Thursday after the company stripped detailed information out of its e-mail advisories. Microsoft (msft) last week pared down the security warnings it sends to the Bugtraq and NT-Bugtraq lists as well as to 130,000 other subscribers.

The administrator of the computer security mailing list Bugtraq banned postings from Microsoft on Thursday after the company stripped detailed information out of its e-mail advisories. Microsoft (msft) last week pared down the security warnings it sends to the Bugtraq and NT-Bugtraq lists as well as to 130,000 other subscribers. Instead, the e-mails include a link to a Web page with additional details. Microsoft said the changes were made so customers get the most up-to-date information, rather than potentially out-of-date news from archived e-mails. Full story. -- Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet

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