Do you use Microsoft Windows? Then perhaps you've heard of the Kama Sutra worm that's been going around. Perhaps you've also heard of Microsoft's diligence in dealing with this matter. Here's the deal.
- The worm has been spreading rapidly through the 'net.
- The worm will overwrite a bunch of popular formats with junk. This includes MS Office documents. This is scheduled for February 3rd.
- Microsoft's Malicious Software Tool has a fix which will be automatically distributed to customers. This is scheduled for February 14th.
The article linked above also points to two Microsoft sites which should help you disinfect your computer before the Kama Sutra worm strikes, so please check it out. However, expecting hundreds of millions of users across the planet to even know that there's a threat and that those sites exist and that they should go to them to check their computers is ridiculous. Many people are going to lose a lot of money because Microsoft can't be bothered to update their tool a bit early (and for the record, they've done it before and I'm betting they might do it this time if they get enough negative feedback).