Big Brother has Big Problem with Microsoft's Latest Patch


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned this week that a recently patched Microsoft Windows vulnerability could put the nation's critical infrastructure at risk.


Security Bulletin MS06-040

The vunerability is described here Security Bulletin MS06-040

That is a misleading headline

They don't have a problem with the latest patch, they want people to install the latest patch.

Curious why DHS should be so

Curious why DHS should be so publically eager for the new patch - my reading is the security threat to the patch is limited at best. Haven't we had worse before with MS?

Almost demands a cynical reading of DHS interest in the patch.

dumb as rocks or crying wolf

from the bulletin:


Block TCP ports 139 and 445 at the firewall

any admin worth their salt already does this.

Now, as for internal networks, this is another matter once it is introduced into the internal network.

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