Microsoft prevents exploiting of flaw in MSN Messenger

Posted on Saturday, February 12 2005 @ 3:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft took a drastic action to prevent malicious users from exploiting a flaw in its MSN Messenger software - basically users will not be able to use the MSN network until they have upgraded their MSN client to the latest version.
"Microsoft wants customers to be aware that exploit code is now public and urges them to patch their systems," a company spokeswoman said in an e-mail.

To prevent a widespread attack, Microsoft went proactive and made updates mandatory for MSN Messenger users.
Read more at InformationWeek

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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