posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 05:44 PM
the official story - repeated every couple weeks
Oct 12. SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. warned on Tuesday of seven newly found flaws in its software that could allow an attacker to steal data
and take over a personal computer running the Windows operating system.
The world's largest software maker also issued software patches to fix the glitches, included in Microsoft's monthly security update, and urged
users to set Windows to download and install them immediately.
Of the 10 security flaws issued on Tuesday, Microsoft gave seven its highest "critical" rating, including one that affects it Internet Explorer Web
In one instance, a malicious programer could instruct a computer to use up all of its available memory, forcing users to restart. In the more severe
scenarios, an attacker could take over an affected system in order to view or delete files.
Security experts and Microsoft urged PC users to download and install patches for the software.
the REAL story - only have to understand it once
1. Microsoft sells Windows with security holes that are not revealed
2. One of these security holes is exposed by a freedom loving person.
3. Microsoft makes no clear statement about which Windows versions are affected.
4. Microsoft orders an update.
5. This way Microsoft ensures that the exposed hole is closed and at the same time a few new holes are added.
6. Freedom loving persons start looking for holes from scratch.