FYI - Windows update patch KB828028 (See "Here's the catch")

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Unk, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Unk

    Unk Guest

    Microsoft warned customers on 02/10/04 about unusually serious security
    problems with its Windows software that could let hackers quietly break into
    their computers to steal files, delete data or eavesdrop on sensitive
    information.

    Microsoft, which learned about the flaws more than six months ago from
    researchers, said the only protective solution was to apply a repairing
    patch it offered on its Web site. It assessed the threat to computer users
    as "critical," its highest rating.

    http://apnews.myway.com//article/20040210/D80KJ01G1.html
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4233357/
    http://news.com.com/2100-7355_3-5156647.html?tag=nefd_lede
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30202-2004Feb10.html

    Microsoft urged consumers to apply the repairing patch immediately if they
    were using Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP or Windows NT Server,
    Server 2000 and Server 2003.

    If you are running Win Me you don't have to worry about it.
    If you keep Windows up-to-date, it's already been installed. (Update
    KB828028 on 2/10/2004 )

    Get the patch here if it hasn't been installed or click IE /tools /windows
    update to apply the patches.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-007.asp

    Here's the catch:
    After installing the patch, the browser no longer supports handling
    usernames and passwords embedded in Web addresses using the "@" symbol.
    Example:

    http://username:[email protected]/resource.ext
    https://username:[email protected]/resource.ext

    This will change the way a lot of Internet users access password protected
    sites.... and online email accounts. Microsoft offers a workaround and
    registry tweak that may help if you need his option.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;834489
     
    Unk, Mar 2, 2004
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    Keith Guest

    http://www.mozilla.org
    http://www.opera.com/
     
    Keith, Mar 2, 2004
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    Barry OGrady Guest

    You say they warned customers on the 2nd of October this year?
    You must mean 02/10/03.
    Why must we wait until October?

    -Barry
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    Barry OGrady, Mar 2, 2004
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