TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: New Microsoft Patches Already Getting Exploited

Re: New Microsoft Patches Already Getting Exploited

Barry Margolin (
Wed, 13 Jul 2005 23:37:34 -0400

In article <>, News Wire
<> wrote:

> Microsoft warns of software flaws in Word, Windows.

> Microsoft Corp. warned users on Tuesday of three new security flaws in
> its Windows and Word software and issued patches to fix the flaws,
> which could allow attackers to take over a computer system.

Who came up with the Subject line of the message? The article says
that it's the *flaws* that are being exploited. The Subject line says
that the *patches* are being exploited, implying that there are
problems with the patches. That's the exact opposite of the claim --
the patches protect users from the exploits.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
*** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: But people do not usually say 'the
flaws are being exploited', or maybe they do, as a form of verbal
shorthand. I think they usually say in this instance, 'the code
is being exploited because of the flaws in it.' Same difference
IMO, just phrasing it differently. PAT]

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