Archive | January 27, 2003


Microsoft fails Slammer’s security test. Internal memos show that the software giant hadn’t patched its own network against the Slammer worm, causing many of its services to fail. [CNET]

"A lot of people see this as a wake-up call"

It’s good to see Microsoft recognize that some of their customers choose, for whatever reason, to continue to maintain a six-year-old product. Microsoft extends NT’s life. The software giant prolongs some support for its Windows NT 4 operating system, giving the aging server product another 12 months of patches and fixes. [CNET]

"A lot of people see this as a wake-up call"

The Boston Globe features another article on the foolishness of Comcast alienating their customers with mailing address domain name changes:

"A lot of people see this as a wake-up call"

How many wake-up calls do we need? Worm exposes laziness and Microsoft bugs. The Sapphire worm that hit servers running Microsoft SQL is a wake-up call for anyone who thought the Internet had become a safer place following increased attention by corporate and government leaders. [CNET]

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