Does Microsoft give a damn?

Tuesday, 16 September 2003, 2:10 PM EST

On August 12th, one of my network administrator pals spent the day "dealing with the MSBlast worm."

If you were like him, he e-mails raffishly, "...you probably spent a minimum of fifty dollars per PC on your time, the fruit-pickers' time, the users' time [and] stress counseling. Looks like I picked a fine day to give up amphetamines."

The work, ultimately, gave him a feeling of accomplishment.

But hold the phone.

"All was fine, until mid-day on September 10th, when Microsoft released Security Bulletin MS03-039," he continued.

The Blaster patch, it turns out, failed to fix at least three vulnerabilities in the same general part of Windows.

"Pop quiz: What are you going to do?"

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