26 January 2005

Microsoft Plans Restrictions on Fixes By ALLISON LINN

SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) plans to severely curtail the ways in which people running pirated copies of its dominant Windows operating system can receive software updates, including security fixes.

... The move allows Microsoft to use one of its sharpest weapons - access to security patches that can prevent viruses, worms and other crippling attacks - to thwart a costly and meddlesome piracy problem.Read the full story...

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