Microsoft's wormy problem

Friday, 12 September 2003, 11:21 AM EST

Microsoft admitted on Wednesday that it has found yet another critical flaw in its operating system that makes it vulnerable to yet another attack by hackers, similar to last month's Blaster worm that caused headaches for users of the latest versions of Windows.

It's the tech sector's equivalent of the really old Saturday Night Live skit (back when the show was funny) that proclaimed Generalissimo Francisco Franco was still dead.

This just in: Windows is still a big, fat target for hackers.

And while the continued threat of worms and viruses such as the ultra-annoying SoBig.F virus that mercifully expired on Wednesday has raised the ire of customers and tech columnists like yours truly, investors have shrugged off Microsoft's continuing security woes.

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