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Microsoft gives developers 180 days to fix their applications

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Microsoft on their website Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) announced a new policy for producers of Windows applications, which are required to resolve security issues within 180 days, in order to satisfy the so-called "in-app security act" and patch the dangerous vulnerabilities because otherwise they will be ejected from the Windows Phone Store. This notice is issued by Microsoft at the time when they published the patch package for July intended primarily for Surface tablets.

Microsoft Windows App developers are bound by the deadline to fix all the vulnerabilities in their applications that are marked as "critical" or "important", which are the two top marks in Microsoft's system for tagging security threats.

The new policy also applies to Microsoft's own Office applications and Azure, a period of 180 days to fix security threats includes Metro and "non-metro" apps in the Windows Store for Windows 8 and Windows RT, applications in Windows Phone Store, Office Store , e-mart for "third party" apps, add-ons for Microsoft productivity suite, and Azure Marketplace where users and businesses buy and sell SaaS (Software as a Service) applications as well as data collection, including demographic and financial data sets.

Microsoft says that this will not affect the change of terms of agreement which has already been signed with the developers, since they already have clause by which Microsoft can remove applications for other reasons mentioned in the contracts.

Last modified on Thursday, 11 July 2013 22:15

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