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(May 2003 - March 2007.) Tama's thoughts on the blogosphere, podcasting, popular culture, digital media and citizen journalism posted from a laptop computer somewhere in Perth's isolated, miniature, urban jungle ...

Friday, September 12, 2003
Microsoft Windows: More Holes and Less Tasty than Swiss Cheese!

Australian IT reports than Microsoft have warned of *another major flaw* which could allow offsite users to remotely control/manipulate/corrupt Windows. The report:
US GOVERNMENT and private cybersecurity experts warn that the internet could come under attack from a new virus similar to last month's Blaster worm in the wake of a new Windows flaw revealed by Microsoft.
In an advisory late Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity division warned of a "potential for significant impact on Internet operations" as a result of the vulnerability disclosed by the software maker.
The patch is available here (only for Windows 2000 and XP; earlier versions are safe). Seriously, though, how many naffing fixes can you download in one year?!?

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