by CIO Staff

Microsoft: Virus Patch Coming

Jan 04, 20061 min
IT Strategy

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced its hopes to have a patch that will fix the most recent flaw discovered in the Windows program ready by next week, Reuters reports. 

In a recent statement the Redmond, Wash.-based software behemoth noted it had “completed development of a security update to fix the vulnerability.”  The flaw, discovered last week, could potentially leave users’ computers vulnerable to a virus.  Users could come under attack is they visit certain websites or open harmful e-mail attachments.

Microsoft has been monitoring attempts to exploit the Windows vulnerability.

“Although the issue is serious and the attacks are being attempted, Microsoft’s intelligence sources indicate that the scope of the attack is limited,” the company said in its statement.

–Al Sacco