welcome to a different kind of blog from microsoft


Hello world. 


Welcome to a new blog from Microsoft.  The focus of this blog is likely to be a little different from most other blogs you’ll see on blogs.msdn.com.  Microsoft employs some of the best hackers in the world and actively recruits them and develops them.  They work on all kinds of projects, whether it be in development, research, testing, management and of course security.  Of course, there is controversy even in the word “hacker” but I don’t think that should stop us from using it in the manner I think is the most appropriate.  At his or her core, a true hacker is someone who is curious and wants to learn how systems work.  This can and of course at Microsoft is done in an ethical, legal manner.  We employ “white hat hackers” who spend their time pentesting and code reviewing applications and software looking for weaknesses and vulnerabilities so that others don’t once we’ve released that code into the wild.  We employ many many smart testers who know more about some of our software then perhaps the architects who designed it.  We also employ some of the top researchers in their industry, dedicated people working on the bleeding edge of whats going to be common place in the next 5 or 10 years of computing.  So yes, Microsoft does have hackers, and its time to introduce you to some of them and show you what it is, exactly that they do.


Generally most of the content you’ll read and people you’ll meet on this blog will be somehow related to security but not all by any stretch. 


-techjunkie

Comments (37)

  1. war59312 says:

    Bring it, should be fun!!

  2. welcome to a different kind of blog from microsoft At his or her core, a true hacker is someone who…

  3. yfan_1980@hotmail.com says:

    i think i’ll like this place and come frequently。i want learn more about network security and know more people who like these.

  4. est says:

    来晚了,沙发没抢到

  5. eax says:

    To become a real hacker is my dream.

  6. BoyLee says:

    8月28日消息,为了增加其软件的安全性,微软雇佣黑客为其服务已不是什么秘密,但微软很少公开谈论这个事实。不过,随着一个名叫hackers @ microsoft的博客的开通,微软的态度发生了改变。

  7. JLuisEstrada says:

    Its seems to be a new way to understand the word "hacker"… this blog we’ll be one on my favs….

    congrats!

  8. cheong00 says:

    Will anyone in "The Code Room" video show up here? (Just played that chapter about SQL injection again…)

  9. katmai says:

    this should be rocking  😉  we be waiting then

  10. CPF_ says:

    Or, to define hacking properly, here’s a link:

    http://catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/index.html

    At any rate, I’m going to check here often…

  11. mrshelly says:

    qiang tie liu ming……:P

  12. mookid says:

    I don’t mean to be rude, and I’m not accusing anyone of anything I’m just asking..

    Doesn’t working for a company such as Microsoft kind of go against basic ‘hacker’ manifesto?

    Surely you could make a far greater contribution to society by giving your time to the open source movement instead of doing the opposite and helping microsoft to maintain an undeserved and unhealthy stranglehold on the market which only serves to screw consumers and benefit the, allready very, rich?

    I’m not judging one way or the other just interested to say where you microsofty hackers sit on this one 🙂

  13. Microsoft a ouvert, le 25 août dernier, un blog consacré aux hackers qui travaillent.. pour Microsoft (des white hat hackers) afin de tester la vulnérabilité de ses logiciels. Un seul billet pour l’instant. Titré "Welcome to a different kind of…

  14. moszinet says:

    Interesting approach to talk about security 🙂 but i’ll going to read this blog definitely 😛

  15. mrtaz says:

    nice idea…

  16. Mostly Gizzards says:

    @Mookid

    Yeah, there was nothing judgmental or accusatory in that comment at all.

    @New Blog

    Looking forward to what will hopefully be a "must read" blog for security pros.

  17. EVO_Nova says:

    Many ppl will be able to get more knopwledge here.

  18. PixelaseR says:

    @Mookid

    I am wondering the same thing and would love to hear what the MSoftHackers have to say about it. 🙂

  19. rajasekhar911 says:

    i think i would like this one and will be around….

    see u soon………..

  20. MR-R says:

    peu etre  un grand pas pour le net…mais à l’heure ou microsoft à pris le monopole des systemes d’exploitations et de certains autres logiciels, je ne peux croire qu’une société qui fait de la sorte peux nous laisser envisager qu elle sera neutre vis a vis de nos commentaires sur ce blog

  21. anandprabhusk says:

    I have been doing hacking through yahoo IM. Am still in analyzing part. Got some good points on yahoo IM.

    Hope soon i ll b able to do it

  22. cquirke says:

    No login?  Nice little bozo filter  😉

    Complex systems are best tested both in deterministic and non-deterministic manners, with hacking (as defined here) as the latter.

    So it’s good to see that facility in place!

  23. elantrix says:

    Isnt hacking a very misleading title (Even the usage, but it’s usage has changed when originally defined), especially if the hackers are in-house or contractors. Either way, MS would employ TESTERS and most security implications with MS products wouldn’t be discussed in much detail for possible crippling of product quality.

    Anyway, I like to see how this will turn out.

  24. SaintRoot says:

    йа крякохакер Мдя 🙂 теперь я панимаю почему все такое дырявое 🙂 и RPC и все остальное 🙂 ребята, вы откуда код то берете?

    ЗЫ… Скиньте ссылку на ваш генератор ошибок 🙂 я бальшой поклонник этой фенички 🙂 она улыбала меня каждый день 🙂

  25. epsilon[tes] says:

    ㅋㅋㅋ 흥미롭군….

  26. Mind^Freak says:

    Hi, This is good, It’s the first time that a see the Microsoft thinking in other way   😀

    You’ll make a good suport with this blog, otherwise, that’s mean frequently posts   ;P

    bye!

  27. transend says:

    <img src="https://www.c3rt.com/images/logo3.jpg&quot; alt="C3RT" />

    you know my name in the underground

  28. jollyjester says:

    Microsoft is in-secure, say it ain’t so.

    I look forward to interesting discussion’s.

  29. CBuH says:

    SaintRoot жжёшь земеля 🙂 Приятно видеть что я не единственный русско говорящий на этом блоге

  30. PHCN_fraggle says:

    waiting for more input & discussions in an acceptable quality level

    greetings,

  31. CPF_ says:

    There seems to be little or no activity here… Is that how hackers @microsoft work??

  32. octet says:

    Well,

    There seems to be no activity here…

  33. Kobus says:

    Wow… it’s really great… im ready to get all information!!! amazing

  34. WarePhreak says:

    Hey Junkie, you gonna post something or is this just gonne be junk from MS.

  35. gattaca says:

    I know this is a bit of a repetitive comment at this point but, where are the new posts? You managed to create a buzz with the launch of this site but, you’re doing yourself a disservice by allowing this site to languish.