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News Major Windows security patch released

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Microsoft has released an out-of-cycle patch to fix a major security vulnerability in all current versions of Windows that can allow a remote attacker complete control over a system.

    Microsoft has released an out-of-cycle patch to fix a major security vulnerability in all current versions of Windows that can allow a remote attacker complete control over a system.

    :clap:
     
  2. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    the code for the link to the update is written wrong
     
  3. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    what would actually happen to your pc if this happened to you?
     
  4. TreeDude

    TreeDude New Member

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    That is up to the attacker. They pretty much gain full control of your PC.
     
  5. SlickGnome

    SlickGnome New Member

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    YAY 40 Servers to Patch and the Patch system blew up at end of last week and is still being rebuilt.... This is gonna take a while.
     
  6. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Well there's a nice fridayafternoon job for you ;-)
     
  7. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    this damn patch stopped the audio working on my eee 1000h
     
  8. themax

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    I recieved an update lastnight from Microsoft (Assuming this was that update) on my Vista computer and found that Windows Defender went and turned itself back on after the reboot. :confused:
     
  9. hodgy100

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    damn i need this and windows update has broken on my pc :(
     
  10. Buzzons

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    just block the tcp ports on the router - they shouldn't be open any way.
     
  11. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    Apparently I got the update last night. So far no audio issues, but I'm not running an Eee.
     
  12. Crunch77

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    Updated on Vistax64. Audio skipping in intro to AoC and fps in low teens-single digit.
    Somehow PCIe was at x1. Reinstalled graphicsdriver and all is fine again 90+fps
     
  13. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    There! Fixed that nasty little typo for you... :)

    On another note, how embarrassing is it for Microsoft to STILL have security issues related to RPC? One would have thought they'd finally locked this down after the Blaster (and, I believe, Sasser) worm ravaging the Windows platform. I guess not...
     
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