Slashdot is 99% crap, but on occasion there’s an interesting post. This article from today points out the black market where exploits are auctioned off and posits that Microsoft ought to buy up those exploits.
I think that’s an interesting premise, and the poster brings up some of the interesting complexities surrounding the idea.
Regardless of where Microsoft is now with security, the idea is an intriguing one and might at least help patch up Microsoft’s perception as a company that doesn’t care about security. (A perception I vehemently disagree with, BTW.)