Gates Says Microsoft Cutting Virus Combat Time

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-06-29 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Microsoft chairman urges Windows to turn on their auto-updating features to help combat potentially dangerous attacks.

Windows users should turn on their auto-updating features to help combat potentially dangerous attacks, said Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates. "We will guarantee that the average time to fix will continue to come down," said Gates, who was in Australia for a charity launch Monday.

A virus designed to steal financial data and passwords from Web users moved around the Internet last week exploiting a vulnerability in servers using Microsoft IIS software.

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