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Another Hole Plugged

Privacy and Security46 words1 minutes to read

There is a Windows/Internet Explorer/Windows Media security hole that allows programmers to write a malicious script that opens all of your CD-ROM drives from the Windows Media ActiveX plug-in. This security hole has officially been patched. Just visit the Windows Update site to download the patch.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.