Source: The Register
Last week's very serious Windows 2000 vulnerability is far from limited to exploitation through IIS alone.
This flaw, the root cause of which is a buffer overflow vulnerability in a core Microsoft Windows DLL (ntdll.dll), could allow attackers to gain complete control of a vulnerable system and execute arbitrary code.
The Advertising Standards Authority of SA (ASA) has ordered that a Microsoft ad implying that its software will bring about the extinction of the hacker is to be pulled for being "unsubstantiated and misleading".
An objection was lodged by freelance journalist Richard Clarke, in his personal capacity, who complained that the advert was untrue. He claimed Microsoft software is littered with vulnerabilities.
Source: OS Opinion
Many CIOs may like the idea of open source software but may not feel ready to champion a switch to Linux or one of the BSD operating systems. Fortunately, plenty of open source and free software applications run on Windows, which is ubiquitous in nearly every IT department.