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MICROSOFT'S PATCH TO THWART THE LOVE BUG.

Microsoft Corp. in an attempt to make its Outlook e-mail program more secure will introduce during the week of May 22nd, a "patch" which blocks users from opening the type of electronic attachment that carries the virus. The security patch will be included in future versions of Outlook, and will also be available as an update which can be downloaded.

There is a downside, of course, in using the new patch since users will not be able to open even benign attachments running VBScript or some other types of codes. There are other technical difficulties as well in that the update makes it more difficult for other programs to access an Outlook address book and automatically send e-mails which will slow certain contact management programs.
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Date:May 22, 2000
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