Security Dividend

Microsoft's much-publicized security boot camp for its programmers has already paid off handsomely. The company is releasing a comprehensive bug patch for IE 5.0-6.0 that fixes six previously unreported problems that they rank from minimal to critically severe. If this is just the first wave 11 days in, perhaps Microsoft will go a long way towards restoring security and perhaps even be active about it in the future through testing and listening to its customers.