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Microsoft Fixes Critical SChannel & OLE Bugs, But No Patches For XP
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Bprince
Bprince,
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11/13/2014 | 3:31:01 AM
XP
This seems like a case to me where they should definitely patch XP. They know plenty of people still use it and it's effective. That something to me that should be done.
li'l ciso
li'l ciso,
User Rank: Strategist
11/13/2014 | 5:39:24 AM
Windows for Workgroups
This seems like a case to me where they should definitely patch WFW. They know plenty of people still use it and it's effective. That something to me that should be done.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
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11/13/2014 | 8:55:10 AM
The same code base?
Interestingly enough This shoes Microsoft is using the same code base, at least part of it. You would think they would be improving coding strategies and utilizing more secure frameworks to make over all system more secure. 19 years old code is really old.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
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11/13/2014 | 8:56:56 AM
Re: XP
I agree. People would not care whether there is support or not, when hacked it will Microsoft who would be blamed.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
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11/13/2014 | 8:59:53 AM
Re: Windows for Workgroups
Not only that but all other systems they have. This is about SSL/TLS, we use them to secure the environment, you do not expect vulnerabilities related to those protocols.
Technocrati
Technocrati,
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11/13/2014 | 8:44:55 PM
What Do Math Problems and Bugs have in Common ?
They eventually get solved.

 

@Sara     After reading your excellent piece, it occurred to me that this might be the reason I had to reboot my seldom used PC the other day  ( about 5x )  for updates ?  I am used to it needing some updates when I finally choose to use it but this time it was particularly "mood draining".

I would probably still be reboot if I had not checked Updates manually to see what all the fuss was about - apparently MS was just downloading my "fixes" and I had not configured it to install.  Typically MS - send me an update that is required  and I have to tell the OS to install it ?   

My  opinion on the 19-yr old bug fix ?     Kudos to MS.  Like a math problem they finally figured out - now on to the next one. 

Technocrati
Technocrati,
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11/13/2014 | 8:48:37 PM
Re: Windows for Workgroups

"...Not only that but all other systems they have. This is about SSL/TLS, we use them to secure the environment, you do not expect vulnerabilities related to those protocols."

 

@Dr.T       Exactly.  Like having a knife that doesn't cut.  A major shortcomming, and Linux junkies are laughing with glee.

Technocrati
Technocrati,
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11/13/2014 | 8:55:09 PM
Re: The same code base?
"...You would think they would be improving coding strategies and utilizing more secure frameworks to make over all system more secure. 19 years old code is really old."

 

@Dr. T    I agree.  But haven't you heard the argument/(excuse) that they have millions of lines of code to review ?    And I can just imagine, Ballmer and Gates , but especially Ballmer say, " Screw it, Innovate.  Patch over it - we'll fix it as it shows it's ugly head as we move forward."    

I would have done the same thing to be honest, but I am not the head of MS either.  : ) 

Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
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11/16/2014 | 2:04:50 PM
Re: The same code base?
@Technocrati,Ballmer and Gates aren't running Microsoft either anymore, but hopefully Satya Nadella is paying closer attention. 

 

Technocrati
Technocrati,
User Rank: Ninja
11/17/2014 | 12:05:13 AM
Re: The same code base?

" Ballmer and Gates aren't running Microsoft either anymore....."

 

@Marilyn Cohodas     True.  Wait are you sure ?  Regardless I am not finished with either of them.  They were running MS when the bug first surfaced and apparently the bug outlasted both of them.  

But your point is well taken - Let's hope Mr. Nadella truly pays attention to detail and more importantly execution.

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