March 2003 — Monthly Archive
The weirdest thing just happened to my Windows 2000 setup now — it stopped responding to the secure attention sequence (i.e. ctrl+alt+del), killing tasks like McAfee’s avsynmgr.exe (chief suspect) became impossible (access denied) and logoff/shutdown became impossible (the dialogs would display but not actually do anything). All the while, apps continued to worked fine. Poking at the reset switch solved that one.
The story about this security bulletin has hit Slashdot. While there realistically won’t be too many customers who’ll trust NT4 systems on a un-firewalled network, this will seriously impact Microsoft’s credibility in the enterprise space (a space where it needs all the credibility it can get) because it reneged on its own lif