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Microsoft's new app security rules dubbed a paper tiger

Antone Gonsalves | July 11, 2013
One analyst said he believes giving developers six months to fix an app, so as to not scare away developers, is excessive.

"This codifies it in a way," said John Jackson, an analyst for IDC. "At some level, I'm sure there's some legal indemnification motivation behind it."

Store customers who discover a vulnerability and can't get the developer to address it can request assistance directly from Microsoft by sending an email to secure@microsoft.com.

 

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