October 16, 2001

Microsoft improves security plans

Author: JT Smith

Reported at Computerworld: "Microsoft says it is adding a rating system to its security warnings to help customers take the appropriate steps when faced
with a security threat.

The company says security bulletins will be labeled with "critical," "moderate," or "low" severity ratings, and the bulletins will
be sorted by type: client systems, Internet servers and internal servers.

Last year Microsoft issued 100 security warnings but the bulletins weren't organized by severity or type. The practice made it
difficult for users to judge the severity of the threats, so they wouldn't install security patches, the company says."

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