Blaster PR Aftermath

By Deane Barker on August 18, 2003

Users Blast Microsoft Over Worm Response: Bill’s not making any friends in the security community…again.

“Widespread problems with the Blaster patch, issues with the Microsoft-supplied workaround, and a general dissatisfaction with the way the vendor handles updates have led administrators and security experts to lay much of the blame for the worm at Microsoft’s feet.”

I didn’t have too many problems with it. I spent the morning running Windows Update on all the machines at my office and running the handy Blaster Scanning Tool that Microsoft supplied to check the network. Lost several hours to it, I suppose, but there are worse things.