Microsoft Security Update Fails

March 13, 2009

This morning a Microsoft business client of New Orleans Onsite Computer Services emailed regarding an alleged failed Microsoft security update.  Vulnerabilities in the Windows DNS and WINS server apparently open a door for “man-in-the-middle” attacks on Windows DNS servers
PandaLab’s IT security laboratory has issued an advisory to users against Microsoft’s MS09-008 update released recently, which is designed to fix vulnerabilities in the Windows DNS server and WINS server. According to the press statement, an un-patched flaw has been detected in the DNS server, specifically in WPAD (Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol) registration.

An attacker can utilize the vulnerability to redirect targeted users to a malicious proxy, where the attacker could obtain private information, redirect them to malicious pages in order to infect them with malware, or monitor their Internet movements and violate the integrity of affected systems.

Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans advises Microsoft users to be extra cautious and to install new Microsoft updates designed to patch this vulnerability as soon as possible.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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