Microsoft Squashes 20-Year-Old 'Ping of Death' Bug

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Asterixx

Ahh yes, I remember this. If it's the same flaw I'm thinking about it was a good way to boot someone who had taken over an IRC channel off and regain control back in the day, especially as most users in the channels I visited were on dialup and I had a cable modem. I could nuke just about anyone, but they didn't have the bandwidth to nuke me back (and I had scripts to prevent such attacks in case they did)...

I miss IRC...

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Eoraptor

So... no vulnerability shall be patched before its time?

Wow... just wow.

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I Jedi

This was the exception, not the standard. True, Microsoft often times can leave vulnerabilities unchecked for years, but their track record has been steadily improving, as time progresses onward.

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Neufeldt2002

Or they finally hired someone who was capable of writing a fix.

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