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Yet another Windows security hole

January 19, 2009

Welp, another Windows worm is on the loose and spreading like wildfire through unpatched systems.  It can infect USB thumbdrives and mutate itself.

All-time top security tip #1:  patch, patch, patch!

If you are a home user, set your Windows updates to automatically download and install.

If you are an IT professional, have a patching system in place to ensure all machines get patched in a timely manner.  This worm just goes to show that the task of ensuring systems are patched cannot grind to a halt even during the holidays.  At least one person has to keep their eye on the ball at all times.  It sucks, especially if you’re at a smaller organization and you’re the only IT person, but that’s the nature of the beast.

Stay safe out there.

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