It was the worm that turned Microsoft. In early July 2001, a malicious piece of computer code squirmed into a Web server running on Microsoft's Internet Information Server software. It quickly propagated across the Internet and into at least a quarter million other servers, knocking an untold number of Web sites offline. The computer worm, dubbed Code Red, slowed Internet traffic to a crawl and cost companies billions in fixes and lost productivity. Some computer-security analysts called it the most damaging Web-server virus ever. As it turned out, its symptoms were fleeting; within a month, the fever had broken. But because it had exploited a known flaw in Microsoft's Internet server program, Code Red caused the Redmond, Washington, giant to turn red with embarrassment, especially when it was revealed that Microsoft's own MSN Hotmail servers were also infected.
Can Microsoft Finally Kill All The Bugs?
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Posted 29 October 2003 - 10:02 AM
Project Longhorn seems to be the one OS which is stable and at the moment does not FU your machine big time... Saying that the day Microsoft produces an OS which is stable and works fine I will eat my hat...