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Warning issued for Windows flaw

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Fri August 11, 2006

New Windows vulnerability

Despite a recent patch to Windows, some experts still believe a vulnerability exists that could cause "massive damage" to insecure systems. According to Electronista, the vulnerability exists in every version of Windows from 2000 through to Server 2003, and could allow major denial-of-service attacks as well as other damage if users fail to patch their systems and use a firewall. The issue is serious enough for the Department of Homeland Security to issue a warning, saying that a worm could potentially hurt business and government infrastructure.




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  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    i guess

    they will never learn to use a better OS than Windows. Im not being smug by saying use Mac, just something other than windows.

  1. Interlard

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    N-joy

    Why is this Windows problem posted on MacNN? Oh yeah, we're GLOATERS! :-)

  1. ValkRaider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Parallels and BootCamp

    We need to know about windows problems because of Parallels, BootCamp, and soon VMWare...

  1. automorrow

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Please ...

    .. like this is a surprise?

    duh

  1. Souljah

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Parallels,Bootcamp...

    ...oh the irony!

  1. linkboy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    reason why I switched

    I've gotten fed-up of having to deal with c*** like this.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    duh!

    some experts still believe a vulnerability exists that could cause "massive damage" to insecure systems.

    Well, duh! If you don't patch your system, of course there's still potential for harm. And are all these guys the same 'experts' who warn us about the next great Mac virus?

    And what should user's do? Um, patch their system and use a firewall. Again, duh. Shouldn't everyone be using a firewall, mac or PC, regardless of this problem?

    Man, I hate these "the sky is falling" reports with little proof or info other than "could be"s and "potential".

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