Animated Cursors Zero Day Vulnerability

CNet News

A new security vulnerability puts Windows users at risk of serious cyberattacks, Microsoft warned late Wednesday.

The vulnerability affects all recent Windows versions, including Vista, which Microsoft has promoted heavily for its security. The operating system software is flawed in the way it handles animated cursors, Microsoft said in a security advisory.

Here’s the Microsoft Advisory.

Lest we forget ….

Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine. – Bill Gates

Speaking of which, apparently someone heard Gates’ challenge and decided to take him up on it. We will see how far this goes.

Update: As many suspected (based on the timing of this thing) the WOVB was an April fools gag. Hence my cautious line of “We will see how far this goes”.

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