Plenty of opinions on WMF patching

Nobody disputes the threat Microsoft's Windows Meta File flaw poses to enterprise networks. The digital underground has already exploited it on a massive scale. U.K.-based AV firm Sophos, for example, says it has seen hundreds of attempted attacks through e-mail, instant messaging and Web browsing. In all likelihood, that's why the software giant reversed its decision and released the patch on Jan. 5, rather than Jan. 10, when its monthly slate of "Patch Tuesday" fixes is scheduled to debut.

But did the danger justify company-wide deployments of third-party patches before the Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft released its official fix? That's the question security bloggers grappled with this week. Security Blog Wire: Plenty of opinions on WMF patching

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