Microsoft claimed today it has fixed the bug that allowed hackers to get into Windows 95 networks using Port 23 using Netbios. The emergency fix took many man hours and is now at http://www.microsoft.com/kb/articles/q168/7/47.htm, the company said.
But the question of whether Windows for Workgroups was also affected by the latent out-of-bounds issue was not addressed by Microsoft. Nor was the issue of whether its TCP/IP stack was unique to it alone, borrowed from other vendors, or licensed to other vendors in the aftermath of the launch of Windows 95 in August 95.
And it is entirely possible that Dos programs based on the original spec are still existing in corporate networks.
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