I’m trying to come up with a creative use for the acronym WMF, but they all wind up something that wouldn’t be exactly G-rated. It’s that MF at the end, it’s too easy…
Anyway, we were full on trying to get things secured against the WMF exploit in the office today. Our network folks threw together an addition to the login script that unregisters the DLL, as I’m sure you’re all familiar with. We did some quick testing and got everything ready so that as folks login tomorrow, it’ll go into affect. Our network admin took the additional step of sending out an email to everyone explaining why we were doing this and about how it will break thumbnails, etc. and how to make sure pictures open in IE or Paint when Windows Picture and Fax viewer is disabled. I thought that was a nice touch, all the way until he ended the email with “If you experience anything else out of the ordinary, contact the help desk”.
I understand why we need to do that, and I certainly would want our users to let us know if there are problems with the script that we missed in our quick testing today, but I also know that was an open invitation to blame all sorts of unrelated problems on us, because we’re the ones who installed this fix. I guess that’s just the price we have to pay for trying to keep everyone in the loop and motivated to give us feedback, but I already know at some point tomorrow we’re going to get the you guys did “X” to my computer and now I can’t get to Google types of calls. You know what I mean?
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