Re: New Microsoft Patches Already Getting Exploited

Microsoft warns of software flaws in Word, Windows.

> Microsoft Corp. warned users on Tuesday of three new security flaws in > its Windows and Word software and issued patches to fix the flaws, > which could allow attackers to take over a computer system.

Who came up with the Subject line of the message? The article says that it's the *flaws* that are being exploited. The Subject line says that the *patches* are being exploited, implying that there are problems with the patches. That's the exact opposite of the claim -- the patches protect users from the exploits.

Barry Margolin, Arlington, MA

*** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me *** [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: But people do not usually say 'the flaws are being exploited', or maybe they do, as a form of verbal shorthand. I think they usually say in this instance, 'the code is being exploited because of the flaws in it.' Same difference IMO, just phrasing it differently. PAT]
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