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Microsoft’s new tool helps developers find ‘million-dollar’ bugs in their apps

At its Ignite conference in Atlanta, Microsoft announced a preview of Project Springfield, a cloud-based tool designed to help developers detect bugs int their Windows-based applications. The main component in Project Springfield is SAGE, a fuzz testing tool that Microsoft used to uncover security flaws in Windows 7. The company says that the cost of deploying patches for majorly distributed software like OSes can go up to a million dollars each; SAGE helped surface a third of all the vulnerabilities that would’ve cost Microsoft that much to fix.
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