Microsoft seeks quick patch to prevent another hacker attack

Microsoft is scrambling to fix a security flaw that could potentially put its Windows operating platform to hacker attacks, an AFP report said.


An AFP report quoted Rob Helm, Microsoft director for research in Washington as saying that the security hole "is even worse than a critical flaw.'


'This one is particularly nasty because is allows people to take control of your computer from over the Internet,' Helm said, according to the AFP report.


Microsoft began working on the patch after getting word December 27 of attacks on Windows operating platform users, the report said.


The software company has also released an advisory for consumers to put in security patches to their computers.