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Hendrikus Godvliet
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« on: February 06, 2010, 13:16:01 PM »

A 17-year-old bug in Windows will be patched by Microsoft in its latest security update. The February update for Windows will close the loophole that dates from the time of the DOS operating system. First appearing in Windows NT 3.1, the vulnerability has been carried over into almost every version of Windows that has appeared since. The monthly security update will also tackle a further 25 holes in Windows, five of which are rated as "critical".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8499859.stm



And for those of you who didn't know about microsoft has been developing ways to infect computers with forced updates?


They would use worm methods to update computers against the user's will. That means that if they want to, they can make your old computer slower and slower until it won't work at all. Also, they would add more digital rights management to your computer, and eventually, erase all your mp3's.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Works-to-Infect-Windows-Machines-with-Worm-Updates-78915.shtml
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