Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2006 22:45 UTC
Windows The saga around the WMF flaw in Windows continues. "A cryptographically signed version of Microsoft's patch for the Windows Metafile vulnerability accidentally leaked onto the Internet late Tuesday, adding a new wrinkle to the company's round-the-clock efforts to stop the flow of malicious exploits. The MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Center) acknowledged that a slip-up caused 'a fast-track, pre-release version of the update' to be posted to a security community site and urged users to 'disregard' the premature update."
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RE: Culpability in this case?
by Resolution on Thu 5th Jan 2006 01:14 UTC in reply to "Culpability in this case?"
Resolution
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2005-11-14

So, are they *now* responsible if my network gets infiltrated? Am I irresponsible if I follow their instructions?

The only one acting irresponsibly is Microsoft. There is absolutely no excuse for such a lengthy release period. Furthermore, there is no excuse for setting future release dates for something that should have been released days ago. I would advise you to do whatever you have to do to secure your network because the company that has the "Trustworthy Computing" campaign has obviously abandoned their consumers, if only temporarily.

Edited 2006-01-05 01:18

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