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    Microsoft Warns About 17-Year-Old Windows Bug

    Microsoft acknowledged that a security researcher has located a 17-year-old hole in Windows that could be used to take over a user's system and said it plans a patch.
    One piece of good news is that users of 64-bit versions of Windows are not affected. Many new PCs sold today are shipped with 64-bit Windows 7 preloaded, meaning they are not at risk, according to Microsoft's Security Advisory.
    Link: Microsoft Warns About 17-Year-Old Windows Bug - www.esecurityplanet.com

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    One piece of good news is that users of 64-bit versions of Windows are not affected. Many new PCs sold today are shipped with 64-bit Windows 7 preloaded, meaning they are not at risk, according to Microsoft's Security Advisory.


    But they are not as we have been installing software on kids laptop recently and lots of them have 4gb of ram etc but 32 bit os!

    which is stupid as its never going to use a gig of it!!

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    Ho hum .. an exploit they were apparently told about 6 months ago.

    None of the malware scanners at virusscan.org currently care about the privilege escalating POC code.

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    Microsoft to patch 17-year-old computer bug

    BBC News - Microsoft to patch 17-year-old computer bug

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    Ho hum .. an exploit they were apparently told about 6 months ago.
    Well judging by the stick that Toyota is getting at the moment, it's maybe not such a bad thing to keep that sort of thing to one's self until one has fixed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Well judging by the stick that Toyota is getting at the moment, it's maybe not such a bad thing to keep that sort of thing to one's self until one has fixed it
    I agree!!

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