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Microsoft Yanks XP Patch After Blue Screens

Microsoft is hurrying to do damage control in the wake of the latest Patch Tuesday updates. One of the new patches aimed to close an ancient -- think 17-years-old -- flaw in Windows. But as users are reporting, the patch may have stirred up even more trouble. eSecurity Planet has the story.

Microsoft has suspended automatic distribution of a recently released security patch that it says may be causing a spate of crashes for some Windows XP users.

The offending security patch, dubbed MS10-015, was released earlier this week as part of Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) regular Patch Tuesday event.

Problems for XP users cropped up immediately, resulting in systems caught in endless reboot cycles and so-called "Blue Screen of Death" (BSoD) crashes, leaving many users in dire straits.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Microsoft Pulls Crashing XP Security Update