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Re: Microsoft distributes free CDs in Japan to patch Windows
From: Daniel Senie <dts () senie com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 17:39:30 -0400


At 05:02 PM 8/25/2003, Jack Bates wrote:

Henry Linneweh wrote:

Microsoft has a task scheduler that people should learn to use to remind
them to check update to make sure their patches are current, it is
located in the control panel and labled Scheduled Tasks and has an
Add Scheduled Tasks icon to add update, FYI


And that helps a fresh store bought computer how? It'll be infected before it can even download the first initial patches.

Purchase of a $60 NAT/router and inserion of that between computer and cable modem deters this type of attack, and allows the user the chance to download patches. So does enabling the firewall feature Microsoft put into XP, but didn't enable (and have now decided to enable).



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