Microsoft confirms 17-year-old Windows vulnerability | Zero Day | ZDNet.com

This is interesting, not just because a flaw that’s been in NT since 1993 was just revealed, but because of the predictable UNIX vs. Windows flame-war that immediately follows in the article’s comments.

Personally, I prefer the SVR4 line of UNIX and Linux operating systems, but as an MCSE, appreciate that MS products are a great way to accomplish many tasks.

Plus, Windows gets the best games!

One day after a Google security researcher released code to expose a flaw that affects every release of the Windows NT kernel — from Windows NT 3.1 1993 up to and including Windows 7 2009 — Microsoft dropped a security advisory to acknowledge the issue and warn of the risk of privilege escalation attacks

via Microsoft confirms 17-year-old Windows vulnerability | Zero Day | ZDNet.com.

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