September 16, 2004

How to fix flaws in your Windows operating system

So another flaw has been discovered in Windows that will allow a freakin' JPEG image to hijack your computer. This constant stream of security flaws bothered me enough to try and discover a better software patch. It turns out that a solution already existed. People overlooked it due to the simplicity.
Check it out.

Posted by Physics Geek at September 16, 2004 02:06 PM StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

Coincidentally, that's the fix I usually reach for :-)

Posted by: Harvey at September 16, 2004 06:00 PM

The solution to the rampant security flaws in WinOS and MS apps is simple: buy a Mac for home use. If you have to use Windows at work - so be it. Let your company pick up the IT costs of maintaining Windows, filtering spam and scouring for viruses.

Posted by: MrGrumpyDrawers at September 19, 2004 07:36 AM

Get a Mac....or better yet, Linux or a BSD. I run a network at an airport, and thankfully, we're replacing a lot of windows boxen with Linux servers next year. The constant patching has gotten beyond rediculous.

Posted by: DesScorp at September 24, 2004 06:39 AM