September 9, 2002

Tech  TV describes serious Flaw
Microsoft Service Patch link

Do Not Click On This File.  It will Delete All your non-hidden C:\Windows files.

Boot Camp tip
As mentioned earlier in the show, Microsoft released a
service pack for Windows XP. It fixes a serious security hole that Microsoft has known for over 11 weeks.

The security hole involves Windows XP help. The hole allows anyone to put a link on a website that can wipe out a certain hard drive directories.

If, for whatever reason, you don't or can't download the service pack, there is an alternative solution. There is a file you can rename or delete to fix the security hole. Here are the steps:

  1. Perform a search for a file on your C drive called "uplddrvinfo.htm".
  2. Once you have found the file, delete it or rename it. Doing so will not hinder your ability to use Windows XP.


September 5, 2002

Microsoft issues warning flaw in Web Authenticity Certificate
Microsoft Patch link / Article


August 29, 2002

Microsoft issues warning flaw in Digital Certificates Certificate
Microsoft Patch link / Article


March 22, 2000

Microsoft issues warning for stolen Verisign Certificate

People should click the hyperlinked "Microsoft Corporation" name to get more information on the certificate. If the "Valid from" field starts with either a Jan. 29, 2001, date or a Jan. 30, 2001, date, the certificate is fraudulent and the person should not download the software. (The
time stamps are a day behind the issuing dates because certificates are based on Greenwich Mean Time.) 

Microsoft has asked anyone finding such a certificate to contact it at


May 19, 2000

Microsoft issues patch for Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

May 10, 2000

MS Outlook virus protection updates From Microsoft TechNet

Microsoft Outlook 97 Email Attachment Security Update From CNET

Microsoft Outlook 98 Email Attachment Security Update From CNET

Microsoft Outlook 2000 Email Attachment Security Update From CNET

Virus Attack

July 30, 1999

Office 97 hole can allow code to take over
A security hole found in Microsoft's Office 97 application suite can allow malicious code to take over a user's PC without their knowledge, Microsoft has confirmed.

The company plans to post a security bulletin that will include instructions on how to easily upgrade to Jet 4.0 via Microsoft's Office Update Web site.