August 24, 2001

New MS tool: good and bad

Author: JT Smith

Wired: "In response to this season of increased discontent, Microsoft is now focusing on finding easier ways to help people find and
patch the security holes in their computers, Microsoft's chief security officer Howard Schmidt said at a press briefing last week.

The first public release of this simpler security project is the Microsoft Personal Security Advisor (MPSA), a free Web-based tool
for personal users of Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 operating systems. The tool scans computers, looking for any security
problems in installed Microsoft software."

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