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poppameth 06-16-2010 06:53 AM

Windows XP zero-day Exploit
 
http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...osoft_confirms

Info on the Windows XP Zero Day exploit and a temporary fix until a security update is issued.

MagicalHome 06-19-2010 12:02 PM

Such a bad news >'< windows xp's security isn't good much :'(

Red Squirrel 06-19-2010 12:52 PM

lol what a silly exploit, I don't get how they manage to overlook these things.

Yet another reason not to use IE. Though Firefox and other browsers are getting bad too, but it's mostly the fault of plugins like flash and pdf readers etc. I use noscript in firefox so I only enable stuff I actually need.

poppameth 06-19-2010 01:41 PM

Yep, I use NoScript and AdBlock Plus with a few other extensions. The more extensions you use the more change they'll cause problems.

Reddhead 08-20-2010 12:55 PM

I run firefox under a user account. I learned my lesson when I went to a programming website that had some malicious code in it. It was so invasive it was easier to backup my files and restore my laptop from a backup image than try to clean it out. This prevents 99% of the exploits running around out there since a user account has little to no privileges on the system.


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