If it weren’t for the potential disruption, loss and overall aggravation
of people who have to fix the problems things like this cause this
situation would almost be funny.

No sooner does Micro$oft get everybody hopped up on Vista, touting it as
the "most secure version of windows", than somebody finds and takes full
advantage of yet another security hole.

To be fair though, it’s not JUST Vista that has the problem. This also
affects Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Service Pack 2 and some
versions of Windows Server 2003. (The article didn’t say which, so check
yours yourself.)

I also have to take a certain satisfaction in noting that so far this
has only affected IE-6 and IE-7. Mozilla’s Firefox appears to be immune.

Attacks
on Windows Flaw Rise

SEATTLE, (AP) — Hackers stepped up attacks Friday on computers
running some versions of Windows, a day after Microsoft disclosed a
hole related to the mouse cursor. Microsoft Corp. sent out a security
advisory Thursday warning customers that a vulnerability in ".ani"
files — used to change the cursor into an hourglass while a program
works, or into a dancing animal or other animation on specially
designed Web sites — was allowing hackers to break into computers and
install malicious software.


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