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Old 12-13-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft warns of 'critical' Windows security flaw


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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday warned users of its Windows operating system of a "critical" security flaw in its software that could allow attackers to take complete control of a computer.<br><br> The world's largest software maker issued a patch to fix the problem as part of its monthly security bulletin. The problem mainly affects the Windows operating system and Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser.<br><br> Computer security experts and Microsoft urged users to download and install the patch available at www.microsoft.com/security.<br><br> Microsoft said the vulnerability exists in its Internet Explorer Web browser, which an attacker could exploit to take over a PC by running software code after luring users to malicious Web pages.<br><br>

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Old 12-13-2005, 09:33 PM   #2
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I thought this was a Linux forum!?
 
Old 12-13-2005, 10:22 PM   #3
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>> I thought this was a Linux forum!?

dont be too sure about that ... i mean in home or corporate enviroments ... sadly somehow we still need to have microsoft systems among the networking systems , so i guess it would be great if users are aware of microsoft windows exploits cause it a lot easier to bring down *nix if we sit and wait patiently in ms machines ...

so ... what should we do with these facts ??

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