High quality security by Micro$oft (yeah right!)

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Bling Bling, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Bling Bling

    Bling Bling Guest

    Have a laugh at this example of Micro$oft approach to security!

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1879102,00.asp


    Bling Bling

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    Bling Bling, Oct 30, 2005
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  2. Bling Bling

    Not Dave Guest

    On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 12:20:20 +1300, Bling Bling
    <> growled these words from under a rock:

    >Have a laugh at this example of Micro$oft approach to security!
    >
    >http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1879102,00.asp
    >


    There really isn't much to "have a laugh" about. There was a
    vulnerability. They patched it. It was discovered that there was
    another way to exploit the vulnerability. They patched it. Some 2-bit
    "security expert" wanted to get his name in the papers, so made a big
    deal about it.

    Quite a common occurence, and not even slightly limited to Microsoft
    or Windows. This is how OSS OS's like Linux operate - a patch on a
    patch on a patch, with the hope that the final version will be OK.
     
    Not Dave, Oct 30, 2005
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