[Dshield] MS Security patches

John Hardin johnh at aproposretail.com
Thu Oct 16 23:53:49 GMT 2003


On Thu, 2003-10-16 at 15:07, Mark Tombaugh wrote:
> On Thursday 16 October 2003 2:43 pm, WMAVT at aol.com wrote:
> > Personally I uninstall Windows Messenger and Outlook Before allowing any
> > computer access to the Internet.
> 
> Once again, this vulnerability affects the Microsoft "Messenger" service, not 
> the Microsoft Windows Messenger chat program. The messenger service is not 
> uninstalled, it is disabled through WIndows Management or stopped using "net 
> stop messenger".

MSN Messenger = Microsoft's chat program

Windows Messenger / Windows Messenger Service = popup notifications

I think the confusion stems from most people dropping the "MSN" part.


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