ZERT to the Rescue
The emergence of the Zeroday Emergency Response Team is good news for users. A new exploit is leaving your desktops vulnerable, but Microsoft's patch is not due for another week. What to do? Faced with such a dilemma, many IT professionals are turning to ZERT.
ZERT is an acronym for Zeroday Emergency Response Team, a group of security expert volunteers who create patches for security holes, mainly in Microsoft products, and make them available to the public. If you download a ZERT patch, you do so on an as-is basis. There is risk. But ZERT's track record is excellent so far. According to what we can tell, it's at least as good as any vendor's. Our View: ZERT to the Rescue
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