Security flaws continue to be issue for Microsoft

Friday, 21 June 2002, 2:06 PM EST

Despite Microsoft's five-month push to exterminate security bugs, the software giant's Internet products continue to turn up riddled with security holes.

Last week, Microsoft issued a flurry of security bulletins, keeping it on track to match or exceed 60 such advisories issued last year. This year, Microsoft has issued 30 advisories outlining fixes for 40 vulnerabilities -- gaps in code that hackers can exploit to steal data, shut down computer networks or launch rogue programs.

The latest discoveries: more holes in Internet Information Server, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and MSN Messenger.

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