View Full Version : Microsoft warns of critical flaw in Windows

Jul 17, 2003, 08:46 AM
Category: Microsoft
Link: Microsoft warns of critical flaw in Windows (http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=3104528)

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Jul 17, 2003, 02:46 PM
at least they found a bug for once:p

Dale Sorel
Jul 17, 2003, 02:48 PM
Here's another link: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2003-07-16-microsoft-hole_x.htm


Jul 17, 2003, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by bennetsaysargh
at least they found a bug for once:p

I don't think that MicroSoft found the flaw -- if I recall the article, it was some outfit in Europe (Poand?).

Jul 17, 2003, 06:47 PM
So, what's new?

Microsoft and [gasp]... security flaws?!?!

I would never have guessed ;).


Jul 17, 2003, 07:53 PM
It was found by four guys in poland, some outfit called The Last Stage of Delirium Research Group. Great name. My favorite part is this

"This is one of the worst Windows vulnerabilities ever," said Marc Maiffret, an executive at_eEye Digital Security Inc. (search)_of Aliso Viejo, Calif., whose researchers discovered similarly dangerous flaws in at least three earlier versions of Windows"

Makes me happy I've got OSX!:D :p ;)

Jul 18, 2003, 09:22 AM
Sorry to bust the bubble, but realize this: it's the first security flaw in three months for Windows Server 2003, which is impressive.

Many people have the ports closed anyways, like I, so it doesn't affect me anyway.

It's not like Mac OS X is totally more secure than Windows. It may be, but I know that Mac OS X has had more holes than Windows Server 2003 in the past three months.

It's nice to see that their security iniative is paying off. But one thing hasn't been solved in either Mac OS X or Windows--patch those damn patches without rebooting. :mad: :p