9/19/2006

Microsoft Warns August Patch Corrupts Data

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:09 pm

Microsoft announced it has created a hotfix that patches a bug in one of the dozen August security updates which could corrupt users’ data. Customers must contact Microsoft to get the hotfix.

The MS06-049 update, which was released Aug. 8 to correct a flaw in the Windows 2000 kernel, can ruin data on NTFS formatted drives when the PC is using Windows’ own file compression. Files larger than 4K that are either created or back up can be corrupted, and become unreadable.

Source: InformationWeek

 

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