“The security bug relates to Windows Explorer and could let an intruder commandeer a vulnerable PC, Microsoft warned in April. The software maker has made fixes available for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000, but it has found that eliminating the vulnerability in Windows 98 and ME is “not feasible,” it said.
“To do so would require re-engineering a significant amount of a critical core component of the operating system,” Microsoft said in a Thursday update to its MS06-015 security bulletin. “After such a re-engineering effort, there would be no assurance that applications designed to run on these platforms would continue to operate.”
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Source: CNet News.com
Well, it looks like Microsoft has well and truly abandoned Win98 and ME, as they have been threatening to do for about 4 years according to CNET. Guess it’s finally time to upgrade to Win2K, eh?