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Microsoft Money password bug discovered! (8/25/2000)


Bug Alert for Microsoft Money users! (8/25/2000)


This question was answered on August 26, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Microsoft has announced the availability of a patch that eliminates a vulnerability in Microsoft Money Under certain conditions, the "bug" could allow a malicious user to obtain the password of a Money data file

According to Microsoft "There are several significant restrictions to this vulnerability In order for a malicious user to compromise the password of a Money file, he would need to have already obtained physical access to the Money data file There is no way for a malicious user to access your Money data file over the internet via this vulnerability and the security of Money’s online services are not affected." (In other words, it's not real likely that you will be invaded!)

All of the details as well as a link to the download center are available at:

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 26, 2000