Microsoft has again confirmed that it has posted a fix for Windows NT after a bug allowed end users using dial-up systems to crash networks.
But so far, the company has failed to address similar problems that could be encountered by customers on Windows 95 and even Windows for Workgroups peer-to-peer networks.
As reported on the 'VNU Newswire' last week, Microsoft acknowledged it had a problem although, at that time, the fix for NT 3.5x and 4.x was in an obscure corner of its site. But over the weekend, it posted a service pack on its main site which, according to the release, addresses further security issues. Those are mainly related to its cryptography and insist that users put their passwords into the system in a secure way. The fix is an 18Mbytes download.
Last week, David Bridger, UK manager in charge of Windows NT, admitted that engineers at Microsoft had not yet succeeded in posting a fix for Windows 95 but denied outright that WFW was affected.
The hacker who helped break the system, however, insisted that the problem was related to the Microsoft Windows TCP/IP stack and so affected all Windows operating systems. Bridger said he did not know whether other TCP/IP stacks were a problem.
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