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Extremely critical Windows flaw code appears

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    Extremely critical Windows flaw code appears



    A UK security researcher has released exploit code for a bug in Internet Explorer that could allow a remote attacker to take over Windows systems - even Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed, according to security experts. The proof-of-concept code was developed by ComputerTerrorism, and takes advantage of an unpatched Explorer bug previously thought to be relatively harmless. "Contrary to popular belief, the aforementioned security issue is susceptible to remote, arbitrary code execution, yielding full system access with the privileges of the underlying user," ComputerTerrorism said in an advisory.

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    1. Bluerinse
      Bluerinse
      Thank goodness for Opera and Firefox 8)
    2. Baba O'Riley
      Baba O'Riley
      The most shocking part of this is that the bug has been known about since May yet MS didn't even acknowledge it's exsistence.

      Shoddy, shoddy, shoddy. :x

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