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Patch Now or Pay Later

Earlier this week, we told you about an out-of-cycle patch for Remote Procedure Call flaws in Windows Server 2000, 2003 and XP.

If that didn't make you nervous enough to start patching, maybe this will: Microsoft is now warning that the code to exploit these flaws is written and as available to hackers as Jolt, pimple cream and Craigslist personals where hackers find most of their dates. The time to plug this hole is now.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/30/2008 at 1:16 PM


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