More Cracks Found in Windows’ Security

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Sep 12, 2003
George Anderson

By George Anderson


Windows users have been put on alert as Microsoft warned that newly discovered flaws leave computers running on the operating system vulnerable to virus and worm attacks similar to the recent Blaster virus.


The Star Tribune reports the software manufacturer has “urged customers to immediately apply a free patch from its Web site, http://www.microsoft.com,
which would fix all three of the new vulnerabilities.”


Computers prone to a new round of attacks include those running on Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.


Moderator’s Comment: Are the recurring security breaches in Windows beginning to make IT departments seriously consider
using alternative operating systems?


According to the Star Tribune report, some experts are predicting the new round of attacks will begin as early as next week. Get the patch, if you haven’t
already. In the meantime, we Mac OS X users will do what he always do during an attack on Windows – continue working.
[George
Anderson – Moderator
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