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Old 01-05-2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default Especially vile Win security problem

There is news of an image-based virus affecting Windows. (Microsoft has announced that it will release a patch next Tuesday.)

According to a message by Sidney M. on the Tapcis Forum:
Here is what the vulnerability is: Microsoft in its infinite wisdom designed an image file format WMF that allows an image file to contain executable code that is run by Windows when it displays the file. That gives the creator of the image file the ability to design creative and non-standard things and have the code in the file "help" Windows display it.
He recommends that Windows users should not wait for the MS release and patch their systems right away. He has posted instructions in this message on Tapcis.

Perhaps you all already know about this, but just in case you don’t, you might want to take his advice.

   
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