Bug-hunters say security holes go unheeded
Source: ZDNet Asia - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Experts say companies are failing to respond to security alerts, describing the laissez-faire -- or just plain lazy -- attitude as 'irresponsible.' Major software firms may be neglecting security vulnerabilities and putting their users at serious risk, according to bug-hunters at . . . Experts say companies are failing to respond to security alerts, describing the laissez-faire -- or just plain lazy -- attitude as 'irresponsible.' Major software firms may be neglecting security vulnerabilities and putting their users at serious risk, according to bug-hunters at Swedish security firm Defcom. The group said the situation has forced it to consider publicizing the details of several exploits, which would cause the companies involved severe embarrassment.

Although Defcom said the majority of firms respond quickly to alerts, it claims that at least two large firms have failed to get back to it over a number of months. It is now holding last minute discussions with the firms, but says it is still considering releasing details.

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