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Microsoft Warns Flaw Could Shut Games

IN BRIEF / COMPUTERS

June 09, 2004|From Bloomberg News

Microsoft Corp. says a flaw in its Windows operating system software could allow hackers to shut down online video games.

A flaw in most versions of the Windows operating system would let a hacker shut down video games that are based on Microsoft's DirectPlay technology. The flaw doesn't affect Microsoft's Xbox game console.

Microsoft has made a software patch for the flaw available on its website.

Microsoft shares rose 17 cents to $26.60 on Nasdaq.

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