Thursday, October 23, 2008

Microsoft releases major patch for XP, Server 2003

Microsoft has announced the release of a security patch to its Windows server systems today (Oct. 24), a couple weeks before the normal November updates. It is considered critical in Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003, and could allow a targeted worm attack. It is thought to be less serious in Windows Vista. Home users and companies with automatic update turned on may get small updates soon (perhaps one file) and should install and restart immediately, as soon as the updates arrive.

The news story, by Robert McMillan, is in Network World, here. Arlington County VA emergency emails system sent out an announcement of the story to subscribers, as it normally warns of cyber threats.

Another company involved in commenting on the fix is the DigiTrust Group, here.

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