The last two months have been quite interesting in Windows-land. A quick perusal of PCWorld.com for the past two months turns up the following:
– 28-May-2003: Microsoft Pulls XP Security Update – Software glitch caused some Internet connections to fail.
– 29-May-2003: Microsoft Patches Two Software Flaws – Security holes found in IIS, Windows Media Services.
– 29-May-2003: Microsoft Tries to Clean Its Code – New team hopes to create software with fewer flaws.
– 04-Jun-2003: Microsoft Vows to Fix Patch Problems – A simpler system for fixing security flaws is coming, company says.
– 25-Jun-2003: A Big Microsoft Mess–Patches Gone Bad – The company now says that XP performance issues don’t warrant a remedy.
– 25-Jun-2003: Microsoft Warns of Windows Media Flaws – New security threats affect Windows Media Services, Media Player 9.
– 09-Jul-2003: Microsoft Patches ‘Critical’ Windows Hole – Flaw leaves all versions of Windows open to Web-based attack.
– 16-Jul-2003: Three New Windows Flaws Reported – Microsoft urges users to patch new vulnerabilities in all versions of OS.
– 24-Jul-2003: Microsoft Warns of Critical Windows Flaw – DirectX bugs could allow attacker to take over your PC.
And the latest PC World article, 29-Jul-2003: “Exploit Code Posted for Windows Hole – Hackers could use the code to create mass-mailing worms” can be found here.
More information and links for each of the articles listed above are here.