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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Attack code comes on heels of Microsoft patches

Oh great, just what we need. Only a day after Microsoft released 21 patches to fix vulnerabilities in its Windows OS, some attack code that takes advantage of those vulnerabilities was released. Don't you love the Internet and its ability to spread information faster then light? Sometimes, I think that we'd better be off without it.

Most of the patches that Microsoft issued were for flaws that were widely known. But at least two flaws were made public for the first time on Tuesday as part of the company's monthly security update. Security firms reported finding the code on Wednesday. The exploit code for previously unknown flaws means hackers could use the code to pounce on computer systems with managers who are slow to apply patches.

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