Microsoft on alert for worm attack

Computer code that takes advantage of a serious Windows flaw has been published on the Internet, increasing the chance of a worm attack.

The release of the attack code, which exploits a security hole in a Windows component related to file and printer sharing, also raises the urgency to patch. Microsoft provided a fix for the problem on Tuesday with security bulletin MS06-040. Tens of millions of Windows users have already downloaded that fix, Microsoft's Security Response Team said on a corporate blog earlier this week. Microsoft on alert for worm attack - ZDNet UK News

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