Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Vista problems

Ouch. This isn't good.

News got out that around 2.000 websites already are exploiting the latest hole in Microsoft products ranging from WinXP to the new Vista. I'm actually amazed that so much hackers already use it, but on the other hand it's logical to assume they do because it's very dangerous. With the flaw in the animated cursor handeling it is possible to execute programs remotely from your PC by just visiting a webpage. No stopping here, there is nothing you can do about it other then to turn off JavaScript and install Microsoft patches, well partially. It seems they rewrote the code and the newest versions also bypass the vendor patches.
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