Ilfak Guilfanov is far from a household name.
But that may soon change as the Russian software developer’s unauthorized Microsoft security patch is increasingly installed onto computers worldwide.

My favorite part:

Did you have contact with Microsoft prior to publishing the unofficial patch?
Guilfanov: No.

Did you install the unofficial patch? My take is that it is probably the same amount of risk as installing a Microsoft patch so why not be protected in the mean time.

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