VeriSign, Inc. issued two VeriSign digital certificates to an individual who fraudulently claimed to be a Microsoft employee; this allows the individual to sign programs, ActiveXÃ???Ã??Ã?Â® controls, Office macros, and other executable content as originating from "Microsoft Corporation." This update prevents the two erroneously signed certificates from being accepted as valid. Note This update was released prior to April 2, 2001.
For more information about this update, read Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-017.