Friday, February 5, 2010

Microsoft to Patch 'Ancient' Bug

Last month, a Google researcher discovered an "ancient" bug in the Microsoft Windows operating system which has been with the OS since 3.11! Apparently, a utility which allows newer versions of the OS to run older programs can be exploited, but the details are not clear. The utility is present in almost every flavor of the popular desktop OS since 3.11.

The February update will also address several other issues with the OS, as well as patch issues with the equally popular Office software suite. Some of the exploitations allow remote users to run programs on your computer and view files stored on your hard drive. However, Microsoft said there was no evidence that any of these bugs were being exploited online at this time.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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