September 20, 2001

Microsoft deflects charges of worm woes

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "Microsoft refuted claims Wednesday that the main Web site for its FrontPage software had been infected by the
Nimda virus, despite the antivirus software alarms set off by viewing the site.

On Wednesday, several security experts believed that the software giant--which has often put the responsibility on
customers to patch software holes--had apparently failed to patch at least one major server.

However, Christopher Budd, security program manager for Microsoft's security response center, said that wasn't the
case.

"No one is being infected," he said. "There
is no code to infect people."

According to Budd, a third-party content
provider that apparently created the
elements for the FrontPage site had been
infected by Nimda."

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