MEANWHILE, Microsoft also had a big announcement of their own today: Unpatched flaw found in Microsoft software By Ina Fried Microsoft is investigating the report of a flaw that could open systems up to attack. The vulnerability, which was not one of eight patched by Microsoft on Tuesday, is in the Jet database engine component, according to an advisory posted the same day by security company Secunia. It could enable an intruder to remotely execute malicious code on a vulnerable PC, Secunia said. Secunia rated the problem "highly critical," noting that exploit code for the flaw had been shared on a public mailing list. A Microsoft representative said on Tuesday that the company has not heard of any attacks on customers' systems using the unpatched security hole. "We are aware of the exploit code that has been released," the Microsoft representative said, adding that the software maker would take appropriate action once it has completed its investigation of the problem. Word of the problem comes on the same day Microsoft released fixes for eight other flaws, several of them critical, and some of them revealed publicly for the first time in its monthly security bulletin. ======= I know I am going to be an AppleFanBoy® when I say this, but I just don't get why the masses don't make the switch. Companies, I get, it's about cheap. But why would someone risk their personal files and deny themselves all the fun technology can provide.