Microsoft Yanks XP Patch After Blue Screens
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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.