This just in from a tech buddy of mine.
I'm not trying to cause alarm, but if you're running Windows, how about you kinda drop everything you're doing and install the latest Microsoft security updates real quick, so you'll be prepared when this latest security hole is inevitably exploited.
Posted by Lisa at February 11, 2004 08:10 AM | TrackBack
Microsoft has yet another very serious security flaw that give anyone with the right know how total ccess to your computer. I don't know all the details - but it might be the biggest one yet. If you remember the SoBig virus last fall - this one will similar in that it doesn't require you to get email for you to be attacked or hacked.
I say "will be" because right now there is no virus. But the flaw is there and it will be a matter of days before someone write a virus to take advantage of the flaw. And - your anti-virus software will have no effect. Microsoft has posted a patch and that is how you protect yourself - download and install that patch.
Here's the link to Microsoft's Windows Update:
I am also asking that those of you who have blogs and newsletters and high traffic web sites post this warning on your front page and include it in your newsletters. The best defense to this virus is to stop it before it begins. As you all know - this virus will affect non-windows users in that the new viruses turn windows computer into spam robots and we are still getting the bounce messages from the last virus. Let's see if we can stop this before it starts by first - patch your computer now - then - tell everyone to patch theirs. You can cut and paste this warning into your blog or newsletter.