In the beginning of April, the Badlock vulnerability was everywhere. It had its own logo and website
, along with an announcement stating security updates would only become available as part of the April Microsoft Patch Tuesday
But when the details were revealed, many security experts felt Badlock’s marketing was not consistent with the severity of the bug
Did BadLock really warrant ‘full court press’ publicity?
Listen to our latest Security Slice podcast and hear Craig Young
and Lane Thames
discuss how Badlock compared with the other April Patch Tuesday bulletins, why over hyping vulnerabilities can harm legitimate security research and when it may be helpful to brand a bug.
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