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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Microsoft Patches Flaw That Could Trigger Worm Attack

Microsoft has fixed a critical flaw in the Windows operating system that could be used by criminals to create a self-copying computer worm attack.Microsoft also released a second update for a less-serious Windows flaw that would allow attackers to steal passwords or run Windows software with elevated privileges.

Microsoft says that an attacker could send specially crafted packets to a victim's machine, which could then allow the attacker to run unauthorized code on a system. Microsoft does not believe that hackers will have an easy time developing attack code that will work reliably.

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