tech support being flooded due to IE 0day

Paul Vixie vixie at
Fri Sep 22 15:18:57 UTC 2006

sean at (Sean Donelan) writes:

> For assistance with Microsoft security issues in the US, call (866) PC-SAFETY

according to,1895,2019162,00.asp, microsoft has
not released a patch for the VML thing, so calling (866) PC-SAFETY isn't going
to be a universal fix (and who will $user call after that, we wonder?)

according to,
there is now malware-in-the-field that exploits the VML thing.  and according
to, there's already phishing.

last but not least, according to there is a non-MSFT
patch for the VML thing.  i don't expect ISP's to recommend its use, due to
liability reasons, but mentioning it or even proactively notifying about it
might be a way to get people off the phone (or keep them from calling in).

(i'll remove the ISC training ad from my .signature for this post, since i've
gone way over my NANOG quota here -- three messages in 24 hours, oops.)
Paul Vixie

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