Reply to post: Re: Microsof SHOULD patch SMBv1

Microsoft won't patch SMB flaw that only an idiot would expose

Jonathan 27 Bronze badge

Re: Microsof SHOULD patch SMBv1

Disabling it has been available for years. Microsoft is even disabling SMB1 server on new Windows 10 installs right now.

If you put the onus on software companies to patch bugs that affect software in ways it was never designed to be used you'd quickly find software prices would skyrocket to insane levels, it's not economically feasible. And if forced to "fix" this problem I'm totally convinced that Microsoft would just release a patch that disables SMB1. It may not even be possible to fix without modifying the protocol enough that it wouldn't be compatible with the current implementation, and then what point would there be in fixing it to create SMB v1.1, might as well just use SMB 2 or 3.

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