Even anti-virus software couldn’t protect you from Clippy [CARTOON]

The 19 year-old Windows vulnerability that Microsoft just fixed wasn’t their biggest blunder ever

Cartoon showing Microsoft's Clippy
Credit: ITworld/Phil Johnson

Earlier this week Microsoft fixed a severe security vulnerability that, it turns out, has been present in its operating systems going all the way back to Windows 95. Is this the oldest or longest-lived Microsoft bug ever? It certainly could be, but, despite the severity of this bug, I still wouldn’t call it Microsoft’s biggest software mistake ever. That title belongs to another 1990s-vintage Windows “feature.” At least they eventually fixed that one, too.

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