Patch Watch

Server 2003 may have ‘critical’ flaw, MS says

In a change from its earlier statements, Microsoft now reports that some versions of Windows Server 2003 have a security flaw rated “critical” rather than merely “important.”

If you didn’t install security bulletin MS08-001 after its release on Jan. 8 — because you didn’t feel you really needed it when it first came out — you should make time now to test your box and install the patch.

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IE 6 fix is just in time for the New Year

In this special, news-update edition of Patch Watch, I provide help for those of you who are afflicted by crashing in Internet Explorer 6.

Some other things to watch out for are the new service packs for Office 2003 and Office 2007, which are bringing trouble with them this holiday season.

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