The good news: McAfee released an update for all Windows XP operating systems today. The bad news: It rendered computers worldwide useless.
Firm numbers have not been released yet, however estimations are in the millions. That’s bad for business. These aren’t your grandmother’s computers keeping her from attempting to retrieve that birthday e-card over dialup either. These are serious systems. Engadget reports the affected range from Intel facilities to Dish Network call centers(and many in between).
I’m not going to turn this into a dork debate(you can feel free to start that in the comments btw), however I will say I’m happy to be typing this story on my MacBook. Check out the press release from McAfee after the frump.