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US Army Attacked Via New Windows Flaw

In an unusual case, attackers have begun exploiting a new Microsoft bug before the flaw was widely known. Microsoft is urging sites to patch their servers as quickly as possible Microsoft warned customers on Monday that a security hole in Windows 2000 and the company’s Web server software is allowing online attackers to take control of corporate servers. Because the vulnerability is being actively exploited by Internet vandals, Microsoft advised customers to apply a patch or use a workaround to defend against the attack as soon as possible. One of the servers attacked belonged to the US Army, according to reports. “We have had isolated reports from customers that (the flaw) is getting exploited,” said Iain Mulholland, security program manager for Microsoft’s security response center. “We have issued a number of workaround options. Ultimately, the only way to protect yourself is apply a patch, but we respect companies’ need to test first.” Full Story

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