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March 8, 2007 at 3:44 PM

Fumbles of the day: OneCare, daylight savings patch

Yikes. Tough day on Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing front.

First we hear that some Microsoft customers are having trouble with the daylight savings patch. (Sounds likely mostly Exchange users, according to Mary Jo Foley).

Then word gets out that OneCare doesn’t just simplify PC maintenance and security for novices, it may also zap their glitch”>e-mail archives if any of the messages contain malware.

Maybe that’s why Microsoft won’t issue any patches next Tuesday, the first break since Patch Tuesday began in 2005. The security team’s probably busy with other things.

Apple fans would be having a heyday if they hadn’t just finished patching critical flaws in OSX and QuickTime.

Comments | Topics: Microsoft, Security & privacy

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