March 17, 2006
So how ARE you supposed to submit samples of malicious software or spyware to Microsoft?
Microsoft has recently streamlined their process for receiving samples of malicious software or spyware, and I asked if it was ok to let everyone know about it. It's actually rather easy:
Note that these use @submit.microsoft.com now, rather than @microsoft.com.
One reason for the change is to move the mail server they use for sample submissions outside of their corporate SPAM and virus filters. In the past they have had issues with sample submission e-mails getting filtered, particularly on the SPAM side.
These addresses replace the old submission addresses:
As before, please use "False Positive" or "False Negative" in the mail subject line if possible to indicate the type of submission, and use password of 'infected' on the submitted .zip or .rar file.
If you have any questions about this process let me know, and I will take it to the program manager in the Microsoft Antimalware Team.
Have fun. Keep the samples coming. Microsoft loves them.Posted by SilverStr at March 17, 2006 10:44 PM | TrackBack