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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RE[2]: who cares
by stestagg on Sun 11th Jun 2006 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE: who cares"
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2006-06-03

Don't waste the money. Keep windows 98 on it and use it as before. If you are security concious, tell your internet router to block the weak port, or download a free s/w firewall to do the same thing. Problem solved.

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