Microsoft Security in 2012
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In 2011, Microsoft released a total of 100 security updates. In contrast, for 2012 Microsoft was able to reduce that number to 83.
Microsoft's vulnerability improvement in 2012 isn't just about lowering the security bulletin count, according to Rapid7 CISO and Metasploit founder HD Moore.
"It seems like the market for Windows vulnerabilities has burned up most of the easy-to-find bugs, and the folks who would normally report the big ones are keeping them private," Moore told eSecurity Planet.