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Microsoft knew about the "Aurora" vulnerability since september


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#1 Daisuke

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:18 PM

The "Aurora" vulnerability, patched on Tuesday, was reported to Microsoft on 26 August 2009. MS planned to patch it in February 2010.

Microsoft today admitted it knew of the Internet Explorer flaw used in the attacks against Google and Adobe since September last year.


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:50 AM

What does it mean? Does it mean that Microsoft is not serious about the security of its customers? Or does it mean, that they thought it was not so serious exploit?

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:49 AM

First it means the have a lesson to learn. I'm sure they can easy recognize a critical bug.
The patch for this vulnerability was planned to be released in February 2010. They needed 5 months to fix the bug and to test the patch.
I think they are very serious about security but they react too slow.
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:52 PM

When it takes 5 mo. to react that don't balance out to serious. If your security systems on your computer took 5 months to react or update you and I would be getting another one. M/S has enough money and I hope people to get things done quicker than that.




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