MICROSOFT is having serious security problems, but it does not respond to this by getting its priorities straight. For those who have not come across the news yet:
- Microsoft Delays Sterling Security Suite
- Microsoft delays Stirling
- Microsoft Delays ‘Stirling’ Security Suite
- Microsoft Stirling security console delayed for more integration
- Microsoft Delays Stirling Security Suite
And meanwhile comes this: Microsoft confirms biggest Patch Tuesday for six months
The same goes for the IE security update which has not only been marked as critical, but marked as such for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Server 2008 users.
High turbulence on the Internet should not be surprising.
Warning: Conficker worm finally wakes up
Could the speculation surrounding the Conficker payload be coming to an end as the latest variant of the virulent worm reveals its hand in the form of links to the Waledac malware family and talk of rogue antivirus installations?
More news about Conficker can be found in:
- Conficker, the Internet’s No. 1 Threat, Gets an Update
- Conficker worm sends new instructions: grow botnet, then die
- Conficker Reportedly Updates Itself
- Conficker Worm Awakens, Downloads Rogue Anti-virus Software
- Conficker Shows Its Colors, Installs Rogue Antivirus
Who will take responsibility for this? It was caused by severe Microsoft flaws that enabled complete compromise over the Internet (no user intervention required). Of course Microsoft denies responsibility; it always does that. █