updated 12:45 pm EDT, Fri August 11, 2006
New Windows vulnerability
Despite a recent patch to Windows, some experts still believe a vulnerability exists that could cause "massive damage" to insecure systems. According to Electronista, the vulnerability exists in every version of Windows from 2000 through to Server 2003, and could allow major denial-of-service attacks as well as other damage if users fail to patch their systems and use a firewall. The issue is serious enough for the Department of Homeland Security to issue a warning, saying that a worm could potentially hurt business and government infrastructure.