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Microsoft Issues Patch; E-Mail ID Plan Rejected


Benevolent Dictator
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May 19, 2004
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Source:Yahoo News

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) released on Tuesday a patch for its latest "critical" rated security flaw affecting its Windows, Office and developer tools software programs.

Separately, the world's largest software maker was dealt a setback on Tuesday after the Internet Engineering Task Force decided not to adopt Microsoft's e-mail sender ID standard that would make it easier for Internet providers to block unwanted junk e-mail.

What this report neglects to say is that Apache (worlds most used free webserver) and Debian (worlds largest free Linux distro) both said they would not utilize this new technology because it blocks freedom of speech. There is already a standard in the works for this type of technology and Microsoft is trying to claim a similar process as their own.

It sure is interesting how a 'flaw' in microsofts code makes them the victim.
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