When Independent Security Experts Patch Windows Faster Than Microsoft
from the doesn't-look-good dept
There’s been a lot of talk the last few days about the latest exploit found on Microsoft Windows platforms that could be used to install various malware just by making someone view an image. However, the really interesting thing is that while Microsoft is scrambling to make a patch, an independent security researcher has come out with his own patch that security firms are recommending people use until Microsoft gets its act together. In the past, of course, people were warned not to trust third-party patches, but as exploits taking advantage of vulnerabilities show up faster and faster, the race will soon be on for others to create security patches as well, which could create problems if not all of those patches are safe. Update: Meanwhile Microsoft is telling folks to just hang in there, and they’ll get a patch out in a week or so.