Company had said security patch would take until next week
The Associated Press
SEATTLE – Microsoft Corp. on Thursday released a patch to fix a flaw in its Windows operating system that had spawned attempts to take control of Internet-connected computers.
Initially, Microsoft said it didn’t expect to do so until at least Tuesday, but the Redmond software maker said it finished testing earlier than planned and was able to release it on its Web site.
The patch was available from Microsoft’s Web site.