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Microsoft rushes out Windows patch

roundup Promises to deliver fix early after catching heat over a serious Windows flaw that left systems exposed.

Microsoft promises to deliver fix early after catching heat over a WMF vulnerability that opened the gates to a flood of cyberattacks.

Microsoft pushes out Windows patch ahead of time

Flaw that has spawned several attacks will get fix Thursday, after the company comes under criticism.
January 5, 2006

Beating Microsoft to the punch

newsmaker Ilfak Guilanov explains why he created an unofficial Windows patch that is drawing rare backing from antivirus companies.
January 4, 2006

Antivirus makers catch up to WMF bug

Most major antivirus products offer protection against attacks that exploit a recently disclosed, unpatched Windows flaw--but not all.
January 4, 2006

Windows users swamp WMF patch site

Site hosting unauthorized protection against Microsoft flaw goes offline after "half the planet" tries to download the fix.
January 4, 2006

Microsoft inadvertently leaks WMF patch

Company, under fire over timing of fix for a serious Windows flaw, pulls early version of patch off the Web.
January 4, 2006

Wait for Windows patch opens attack window

Too little, too late? Critics say Microsoft is fiddling while a Windows flaw spawns new attacks.
January 3, 2006

Websense discovers malicious sites based in the U.S., Russia, Netherlands, the U.K., China and Japan.
January 3, 2006

Windows flaw spawns dozens of attacks

Attacks designed to exploit Windows Meta File flaw range from malicious spam to an MSN Messenger worm.
January 3, 2006

Firms urged to use unofficial Windows patch

In absence of a fix from Microsoft, security experts advise companies to use unauthorized patch for latest WMF flaw.
January 3, 2006

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Trojan delivers unwanted gift to Windows PCs

A new program exploits a hole in Windows systems to sneak onto computers to drop malware or turn them into zombies.
December 28, 2005