Microsoft's monthly security update next Tuesday will see seven fixes including a critical update for Internet Explorer. There are three critical updates, three important updates and one classed as moderate. The three critical updates fix holes in Windows, and one in Internet Explorer, which all allow remote code execution …
is this before or after service pack 3?
is this for Vista AND XP?
ah - the answers are here
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Cue endless fanboi comments about how none of this would be necessary if everyone used Linux, MacOS, BeOS, OS/2, DOS, CPM, an abacus, a piece of paper and a pencil..........
This post will now attract flames 'cos I mentioned Linux before MacOS or 'cos I mentioned OS/2 in the same breath as either, or........
A week later a second load of updates are released to fix these updates.
Paris, well because she could do with her holes patching up too...
A security flaw in IE?? Say it isn't so!!
Paris because her underwear is about as tight as Microsofts security.
"Cue endless fanboi comments about how none of this would be necessary if everyone used Linux, MacOS"
Us? Oh no. We will just smile smugly and go back to our $5 Lattes. hehehehehe.
pmsl @ both AC's
Icon ... "fitness for purpose" in answer to both of you.
Paris has underwear?
...yeah, I work on Windows networks... so what? I know what's lacking at Microsoft..
Paris, because she doesn't own underwear....
"Cue endless fanboi comments about how none of this would be necessary if everyone used Linux, MacOS, BeOS, OS/2, DOS, CPM, an abacus, a piece of paper and a pencil.........."
Fucking priceless :)
My pen was affected by a serious remote code execution exploit very recently.
A co-worker borrowed it without telling me!
Thankfully the stapler is bonded to the desk so doesn't go missing. I'm working on a similar fix for my pens.
Now where is that red Swingline stapler?
DAMMIT! *lobs CRT across the room*
Stop that yawning!
Damn... you got me at it now!
@TeeCee and the rest of the apologists
Indeed sir, because as we all know bad ideas followed by bad design decisions followed by bad implementation are all irrelevant and everything can be made good again by a brilliantly executed weekly patching strategy.
Malicious Sotware Removal Tool.... shouldn't that remove Internet Explorer if it is doing its job properly?
Slaine, are you:
- a rabid fanboy/fanboi, or
- a forum spambot, or
- an arrogant tosser who's about as funny as a dose of the clap?
Or perhaps all of the above?
You know, its not just Windows that has to have patches.
Ask anyone that actually uses linux and you will find they probably have a nightly cron to keep them up to date.
Mac users dont have to run updates very often because apple simply dont patch, they leave them open and then eventually think it might be an idea to plug the hole.
Admittedly, the holes that Microsoft have to patch are often alot bigger, or at least they were.
Not a flame, just bringing some perspective to the argument.
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