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News Microsoft warns of Windows flaw

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 21 Apr 2008.

  1. Guest-16

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  2. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    ouch...

    let's hope for a quick fix.
     
  3. devdevil85

    devdevil85 New Member

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    just another day in the news for MS......nothing surprising to see here people.....
     
  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    if Mac and Windows found similar bug at the same time, i bet MS will fix the bug faster than Apple
     
  5. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    as much as i love my mac i'm inclined to agree with you here
     
  6. koola

    koola Banned

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    The question is not who patches quicker, but who introduces more bugs while supposidly patching.
     
  7. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Mac users dont download patches on releaseday though since they think their OS is save:D
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    At least it is Microsoft that found it and has balls to mention it and not a hacker and have the surprise of your life.
     
  9. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Not really that threatening if you look at the big picture. I personally don't know any typical home users who run an SQL database.
     
  10. Laitainion

    Laitainion New Member

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    Annoyingly Visual Studio 5005/2008 install SQL server (a limited, testing version), even if you don't want it as I recently had to remove uninstall about half a dozen parts of the bloody thing (I don't do database work, so meh). So I can see a number of developer's being vulnerable.
     
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    i was thinking this too

    Just another reason to use linux eh :p
     
  12. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    You need a reason for that? :D
     
  13. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    As a software developer myself, I tend to be understanding of MS on issues like this. I know that even during small application development, bugs get past QA testing. I couldn't begin to fathom the effort it takes to build an entire OS. I think MS does a damn good job at notifying the user community when there are issues like this and takes the appropriate steps to fix the security holes in a reasonable time.

    No software product goes out the door bug-free.
     
  14. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    as a guy running both IIS and SQL server on my Vista box i cant say im particularly happy about this but to be honest im not that pissed off either
     
  15. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Thats not the right question: Since the ratio Windows based systems: OsX systems is like 95:1 the discovery of bugs in OSx is also much much much less then Windows. It's more likely that OsX contains hundreds of undiscovered bugs but duo the small application base. I guess there are 1% Apple based SQL servers / Web servers / Application servers (Is OsX capable to run these things anyway?)
     
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    Its a *nix so i'll go out on a limb and say.. yeah.
     
  17. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Ok, since the last time I worked with a mac, it wa the size of a toaster with a a 3.5 inch floppy drive and a smiling computer icon on the 7" black and white screen. It was called blabla II something...
     
  18. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Same here... I loved my classic. Even then it was somewhat ahead of the windows curve (about 3-5 years ahead)
     
  19. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    I've known about it since Win2000

    I filed a bug report, but it never got dealt with and I never got feedback


    it made a fun trick when I used to do penetration testing, as it was a hole no one knew existed and could be used to take over the entire system.

    also, there are bugs that allow SQL and IIS to be started without proper authentication, or proper access. I haven't got any feedback on those reports either.
     
  20. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    SQL and IIS just seem plane insecure thay fix one thing and an 5 year old one comes along (or is it 8? heh)

    any thing important or web sites should not be used an an windows box
     
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