Stop Using IIS
Published by marco on
Slashdot misreports the severity, though:
<q>Gartner remains concerned that viruses and worms will continue to attack IIS until Microsoft has released a completely rewritten, thoroughly and publicly tested, new release of IIS,‘ which they say has an 80% chance of happening by the end of next year.</q>
Note that the Slashdot quotes extend into the portion that is no longer part of the quote (the “which they say has an 80% chance of happening by the end of next year.”) In fact, Gartner says:
<q>Gartner believes that this rewriting will not occur before year-end 2002 (0.8 probability).</q>
That’s an 80% probability that a rewrite won’t happen. The inevitable Microsoft response is discussed at The Register.