Linked by David Adams on Sat 16th Jul 2005 23:04 UTC, submitted by Peter Deckers
Privacy, Security, Encryption Microsoft has acknowledged that it is working on a patch for a potentially serious security hole in fully patched versions of Windows XP Service Pack 2.
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Well...
by 1c3d0g on Sun 17th Jul 2005 00:13 UTC
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2005-07-06

...to us Winbloze users this really doesn't come as a surprise. This is why I feel that Linux has an edge (which is why I'll be migrating soon), due to their zero-day (or sometimes slightly longer) policy of releasing patches. If M$ was really serious about security, they should've adopted this policy instead of their "second-Tuesday-of-the-month" crap.

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RE: Well...
by pythonhacker on Sun 17th Jul 2005 08:41 in reply to "Well..."
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2005-07-07

Is there something religious with this second Tuesday of the month thing at Redmond?

Perhaps this is M$ "absolution day of the month", when their patch factory absolves Microserfs for the past mistakes and sins by releasing patches. The fact that they barely work seems to be another matter altogether.

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