Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 9th Jun 2006 22:42 UTC
Windows Microsoft will not fix a serious flaw in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition because a patch could break other applications. The security bug relates to Windows Explorer and could let an intruder commandeer a vulnerable PC, Microsoft warned in April. The software maker has made fixes available for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000, but it has found that eliminating the vulnerability in Windows 98 and ME is "not feasible," it said.
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Nobody is forcing you to upgrade. Microsoft are just trying to increase customer awareness of a small flaw that has been in the product since 1998. Nothing has changed regarding your ability to use windows 98. As someone else pointed out.Just download the freezonealarm s/w firewall and block the port.

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