Archive | November 21, 2002

Post dated 2002-11-21 00:00:00

Thursday, November 21, 2002

Back home. Spending a slow day catching up on email, snail mail, newspapers and house chores.

Robert X. Cringely starts his column about Comdex and ends with his predictions about the IT economy for 2003 and 2004. We’ll see.

Microsoft released Security Bulletin MS02-066 this week, about a number of security problems primarily with IE. It looks pretty bad. However, I saw something in the security message I got that I had never seen before – an MSKB number from the far end of the number range. Until this time, I’ve seen the numbers progress sequentially over time, from the 70 thousands, to the 100, 200 and 300 thousands. This message had a reference to an 800 thousand number, and clicking on it did indeed bring it up — this wasn’t a typo. I wonder what they are up to…

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