Microsoft issued a patch to fix a flaw in Internet Explorer that it said poses only a "moderate" risk to users. Security experts, however, say the vulnerability is serious and could be exploited to take over a user's machine.
The federal judge overseeing Sun Microsystems' request for an injunction against Microsoft found several comparisons between the software companies and the world of athletics.
U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz compared Microsoft's treatment of Sun to Tonya Harding's knee-capping attack on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, as well as a crooked baseball game between Baltimore and New York.
Source: The Inquirer
I am a Vole and I live in a Security Hole. Plus Windows XP updates
THE VOLE has issued a cumulative security update for Internet Explore 5.5 and 6.0, and for Outlook 2002.
The first is a so-called "cumulative patch" that prevents others reading files on a computer that visited a hacker's Web site, apparently.
It also applies to people who use Outlook Express to read their email, said Microsoft.
It's a 2MB download.
Source: CNet News
Microsoft Chief Financial Officer John Connors said on Wednesday that the software giant's future growth would be hurt if the rival Linux operating system was to establish a foothold on desktop computers.
Although Microsoft commands the desktop market with its Windows operating system running on nearly all of the world's personal computers, it is competing neck-to-neck with Linux in the market for servers, which manage computer networks.