June 13, 2002
Wired: Microsoft Discloses Software Flaw

Wired: Microsoft Discloses Software Flaw -- "Microsoft acknowledged a serious flaw Wednesday in its Internet server software that could allow sophisticated hackers to seize control of websites, steal information and use vulnerable computers to attack others online."

MSNBC reports that the exploit actually uses Gopher! ... techies might find this mildly amusing, as Gopher was the start of the hyper-linked Internet, but isn't really much used anymore (mild understatement)... ;-)

If you can choose -- go with Linux/FreeBSD and Apache...

In another article, MSNBC claims that Microsoft now is desperately trying to weed out old code (like the buggy one that caused the Goper bug) - loads of old Windows code still follows new releases apparently..

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