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U.S.A.'s 'Homeland Security': Fix Your Windows
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Msg#: 3041065 posted 11:33 am on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)


In a rare alert, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged Windows users to plug a potential worm hole in the Microsoft operating system.

The agency, which also runs the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), sent out a news release on Wednesday recommending that people apply Microsoft's MS06-040 patch as quickly as possible. The software maker released the "critical" fix Tuesday as part of its monthly patch cycle.

"Users are encouraged to avoid delay in applying this security patch," the Department of Homeland Security said in the statement. The patch fixes a serious flaw that, if exploited, could enable an attacker to remotely take complete control of an affected system, the agency said.

U.S.A.'s 'Homeland Security': Fix Your Windows [news.zdnet.com]

 

dudibob

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Msg#: 3041065 posted 12:00 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

What about if you've been affected by WGA!? :( lol, I can't do any updates unless it does them without telling me (which I don't)?

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Msg#: 3041065 posted 3:21 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Its good to see the government getting proactive about worms and viruses.

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