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Microsoft has updated a broad swath of products to fix a potentially serious spoofing vulnerability in the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol that secures email, web transactions and other sensitive internet traffic. The software company on Tuesday released MS10-049 to kill the bug in Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and 12 …


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  1. Ray Foulkes
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    Argh, more effort removing Adobe crapware

    Only just finished removing Adobe crapware (getplus something) installed when I update flash - another update and more registry cleaning....

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Get the installer separately

      Go to flash player troubleshooting - a link there will take you direct to the installer and avoid Adobes download manager

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Interesting - imagine if the six month deadline was in-place

    The question is would have this been fixed quicker if there was a six-month deadline in-place to speed up development?

    1. Geoff Mackenzie


      I would have thought actively rushing security fixes would be a bad idea.

      1. j33zO
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        Re: Hmm

        I agree, we shouldnt be too hard on Microsoft, rushing this fix would have been a mistake. This vulnerability had serious implications for the standard, and required a renegotiation indication extension for TLS (RFC 5746). Not your every day vuln...

  3. Lee Palmer


    Rather a lot of fixes just after support for win2000 ends. Funny that!


  4. Anonymous Coward
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    @ Lee Palmer

    August is always a big release I wonder if it's to do with the holiday season, they store them up if they're not being exploited and release them when there are less staff at work, college, uni, school hols etc Aug last year was massive as well.

    Windows 2000 and XP SP2 are both now unsupported that's unfortunate but now a fact, it's time to upgrade or move to another OS.

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