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Windows flaw could spawn DoS attacks

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    Windows flaw could spawn DoS attacks

    A newly discovered and as-of-yet unpatched security vulnerability in Windows XP could let an attacker remotely crash computers.

    The flaw affects the Windows Remote Desktop Service, which lets users access their Windows PC from a remote location. An attacker could remotely exploit the problem to crash a victim's PC in what's known as a denial-of-service attack, according to a posting on the Security Protocols Web site earlier this week. The user would then see the Windows "blue screen of death."

    Microsoft knows of the security flaw and is working on a patch, a company representative said on Friday.

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