Security time bomb is triggered by 'rogue laptops'

Friday, 4 June 2004, 8:38 PM EST

Most enterprises have a significant number of desktop PCs that are vulnerable to an attack from the numerous worms and viruses that already exist on the open Internet; but these machines are protected, temporarily, by the corporate firewall.

The LSASS vulnerability, which Microsoft patched in April, is still causing a nuisance because there are so many unpatched computers connected to the Internet. Many of these machines are behind a corporate firewall and have so far escaped infection, but security experts say they represent a security time bomb that could be set off by an infected laptop connecting to the internal network.

By Munir Kotadia at ZDNet.

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