“Two patches released in Microsoft’s April batch of security updates are causing system hangs, Windows crashes and the appearance of strange dialog boxes,” Ryan Naraine reports for eWeek. “The problems stem from a nonsecurity modification to Internet Explorer and a critical fix for a code execution hole in Windows Explorer and affect third-party programs from Google, Siebel and Microsoft’s own Windows Media Player.”
“On some consumer-facing programs running Hewlett-Packard’s Share-to-Web software and Sunbelt’s Kerio Personal Firewall, the new binary stops responding,” Naraine reports. “Windows users deploying the MS06-015 update have also complained about problems accessing special folders like ‘My Documents’ or ‘My Pictures.’ In addition, the update is causing Microsoft Office applications to stop responding when Office files are saved or opened in the “My Documents” folder; system freezes when opening a file through an application’s file/open menu; and lockups when typing a URL into IE. According to PatchLink, of Scottsdale, Ariz., the MS06-013 mega-patch, which includes a significant modification to the way IE renders certain ActiveX controls, is also causing workflow issues for its enterprise clients.”
Full article here.
Yet another one for the “Macintosh. Because life’s too short” file.
Note for Boot Campers, as Apple states on their website, “Windows running on a Mac is like Windows running on a PC. That means it’ll be subject to the same attacks that plague the Windows world. So be sure to keep it updated with the latest Microsoft Windows security fixes.”
Obviously, if Microsoft’s security “fixes” also cause your Windows install to crash, hand and/or lockup, you can always boot into Mac OS X to get your work done.
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Dude, you got a Dell? What are you, stupid? Only Apple Macs run both Mac OS X and Windows! – April 05, 2006
Microsoft: The safest way to run Windows is on your Mac – October 08, 2004