Saturday, February 06, 2010

Microsoft Patch To Leave IE Hole Open

Microsoft Patch To Leave IE Hole Open By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek February 5, 2010 04:23 PM - "Microsoft on Thursday said that its monthly security patch, to be issued on Tuesday, February 9th, will include 13 security bulletins.
That's the largest number of security bulletins issued in February for the past four years, according to Sheldon Malm, senior director of security strategy at Rapid7.
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"One vulnerability that won't be fixed this month can be found in Internet Explorer. Microsoft on Wednesday issued a security advisory, stating that it is investigating a publicly reported vulnerability in versions of its Web browser."

And still people use Microsoft products. It's not about the number of fixes being pushed. Every operating system and their associated applications need fixes. But leaving a hole open isn't exactly a good policy. Other software vendors have consistently been able to fix these kind of problems in a few days.

I have been saying this for years but I'll say it again...

If you are using a Microsoft operating system do NOT use any Microsoft applications. If you must use Microsoft applications do NOT use a Microsoft operating system.
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