Microsoft XP security update flawed

Wednesday, 28 May 2003, 2:46 PM EST

The update, a small software addition that is used to fix and add features to existing software programs, was originally aimed at improving the security of Internet connections.

But after releasing the update on May 21, Microsoft discovered it was incompatible with other security firewall software used to protect home computers from attacks over the Internet.

That shut down Internet connections for some of the users who had other security software already installed on their computers. Microsoft said those users were not at risk of a security breach and did not experience widespread system crashes.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

How GitHub is redefining software development

Posted on 26 January 2015.  |  The security industry is slowly realizing what the developer community knew for years - collaboration is the key to and likely the future of innovation.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Jan 29th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //