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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Windows Vista gadgets may pose security threats

Symantec Corp is claiming that the Windows SideBar and gadgets in Windows Vista could pose security threats. The gadgets use static HTML and scripting to allow developers to easily create new plug-ins for the Windows desktop, such as clock or calculator applications.

The gadgets do not automatically execute, but Symantec is concerned that they are automatically authorized to communicate over the Internet, making them an attractive target for attackers.

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