HP to hack its customers

HP is to launch a penetration testing service for businesses in October but has denied reports it will unleash worms on its customers.

The company said on Tuesday it would use the same techniques as hackers to gain access to its customers' machines. However, the exploit code it will use will be controlled and will not propagate itself, HP said.

Richard Brown, threat management department manager at HP Labs, said: "We use hacking techniques to gain access to the system but once we have control we make the system safe. We don't unleash a worm - we don't use worm-propagation techniques." HP to hack its customers - Security Strategy - Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com

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