Yesterday, we reported that a glitchy Microsoftsecurity patch was crippling computers all around the world. Windows 7 is vulnerable to the issue, which causes a "blackscreen of death" when certain, broken applications are launched. Prevx, a UK securitycompany, has already released a fix that should help some users.
Now, we finally have word that Microsoft is actually looking into the issue. They haven't come out with a fix, or even admitted to making an error, but at least they've acknowledged that something's up.
"Microsoft is investigating reports that its latest release of security updates is resulting in system issues for some customers. Once we complete our investigation, we will provide detailed guidance on how to prevent or address these issues." said a Microsoft official in response to a TechFlash inquiry.
The update that caused the issue was released on November 10th. Microsoft's really been pushing to get Windows 7 users to update regularly. Issues like this are not going to increase our confidence in their ability to protect us.
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