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Thread: [Severe] Windows Security Flaw

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    Programming Ninja mkeefe's Avatar
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    [Severe] Windows Security Flaw

    This flaw was brought up a few days ago (while I was away) and it has gotten worse. Basically it comes down to this, don't open unknown attachments. Don't even look at the email because it could have an inline attachment. Originally the flaw was in WMF(windows metafile) but Symantec has reported that even GIF/JPG files can be used in the exploit.

    For the time being I won't be accepting "funny" emails and will not be connecting to transfer files via instant messenger. I suggest that you guys do the same to stay safe, obviously Mac is not affected but it doesn't hurt to stay safe.

    Here is the complete article

    Updates
    Things to remember
    * Make sure your virus scanner is up to date
    * Turn on Windows Updates for the time being
    * Make sure you are using the latest version of Windows (SP2)
    * Be careful and trust only people you really know.

    Matt ( Your Neighborhood Script Guy )

    [Edited on 12/30/2005 by mkeefe]

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    Boss Man kiwicolin's Avatar
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    very scary

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    Programming Ninja mkeefe's Avatar
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    Indeed it is, I updated the post with some things to consider

    Matt

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    tks matt, welcome back, but too l8t pour moi, i opened from trusted source and must save some of my files before i delete my msn hotmail which has been corrupted from opening a funny! ha! and i rarely open them, but it was Christmas and all..oh well..live and learn!

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    People suck. I can't believe we even have to worry about stuff like this.

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