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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: quote , reported in one of the links in this thread ... Reply with quote

Experts from iDefense, F-Secure and SANS agree that no attacks that target the older Windows versions have surfaced. Yet that might only be a matter of time, said Mike Murray, director of vulnerability and exposure research at nCircle, a vulnerability management company in San Francisco.

Releasing a patch for Windows 98 and Windows ME would be the right thing to do, according to Murray. "Even Microsoft acknowledges that the vulnerability exists in those OSes, someone will figure out how to exploit it," he said.

By not fixing the older versions of Windows, Microsoft is leaving its customers out in the cold, Murray said. "In a way they are forcing customers to upgrade, saying that you can continue to use those older operating systems if you want to be vulnerable," he said.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: quoted from one of the linked reviews above , cnet news Reply with quote

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Releasing a patch for Windows 98 and Windows ME would be the right thing to do, according to Murray. "Even Microsoft acknowledges that the vulnerability exists in those OSes, someone will figure out how to exploit it," he said.

By not fixing the older versions of Windows, Microsoft is leaving its customers out in the cold, Murray said. "In a way they are forcing customers to upgrade, saying that you can continue to use those older operating systems if you want to be vulnerable," he said.



The number of pc running 98 or ME is decreasing. so are going to put time and money into fixing it. Microsoft has stated and it is common knowlege they will be end support for these two

At the end of the day the owner of the PC must take responsablity for there own data security

there are some very good firewall and antiviruse software out there to buy or to down load for free. I dont shed any more tears for those who can be bothered to use them. viruses are a way of life on the net and if people dont know that then there to stupid to own a pc
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: I agree ... Reply with quote

COPPER wrote:
The number of pc running 98 or ME is decreasing. so are going to put time and money into fixing it. Microsoft has stated and it is common knowlege they will be end support for these two

At the end of the day the owner of the PC must take responsablity for there own data security

there are some very good firewall and antiviruse software out there to buy or to down load for free. I dont shed any more tears for those who can be bothered to use them. viruses are a way of life on the net and if people dont know that then there to stupid to own a pc


Agreed but many have kids and others who depend on us to protect them as they as carelessly flip through world wide-open web . As well as being something less to worry about on a late night surf with our guard down .
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's either that or giving the free systems with some sort of linux instead of win9x/Me...
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