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Microsoft Nixes Patch for Black Tuesday

Microsoft said today it will hold off releasing a security patch it had planned to issue next Tuesday to fix a critical flaw in its Windows operating system. In a statement released just after 5 p.m. ET, Microsoft said:

"Late in the testing process, Microsoft encountered a quality issue that necessitated the update to go through additional testing and development before it is released. Microsoft is committed to only releasing high quality updates that fix the issues in question, and therefore we feel it is in the best interest of our customers to not release this update until it undergoes further testing."

That doesn't mean that Windows users who are using automatic updates won't see that little yellow shield pop up on their desktops next week, since Microsoft plans to release an updated version of its Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. The company said it also will issue one "NON-SECURITY High-Priority Update for Windows," whatever that is.

By Brian Krebs  |  September 9, 2005; 5:16 PM ET
Categories:  New Patches  
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