Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 21:05 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
Windows Microsoft has decided to rush out a fix for a flaw in Windows, saying that the problem has become too serious to ignore. The flaw, which will be patched on Tuesday, was originally disclosed to Microsoft in December, but it was not publicly reported until last week. The bug lies in the way Windows processes .ani Animated Cursor files, which are used to create cartoon-like cursors in Windows.
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As a former Back Hat
by dusanyu on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 01:10 UTC
dusanyu
Member since:
2006-01-21

(actually just a Chrious Poker at systems i could learn from)

I have to state that this statement that windows gets attacked more because there is more windows installs is bogus. Yes there are more computers running Windows and 99% of them are dull (why would anyone take the time to breach security on a system to look at photos of grandma's 90th birthday?) The Interesting computers run non windows platforms for example most high profile web-servers run on a Unix like OS, high security systems usauly run Trusted Solarus and we all know how banks love OS/2.

Personly I went for targets that I could learn something from and windows offered no educational value one could easily Warez a copy of NT 3 and install it on a 486 and learn Windows servers but getting ones hands on a Sun SPARCstation or a HP-UX Workstation was cost prohibitive.

I am not saying windows is a horrid desktop OS its just that windows boxen are BOREING!!! and as a result an unattractive target.

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RE: As a former Back Hat
by baad_to_The_bone on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 12:11 in reply to "As a former Back Hat"
baad_to_The_bone Member since:
2006-02-08

I have to state that this statement that windows gets attacked more because there is more windows installs is bogus. Yes there are more computers running Windows and 99% of them are dull (why would anyone take the time to breach security on a system to look at photos of grandma's 90th birthday?)

(Emphasis mine.) They would take the time to hack gradma's PC to put stuff on it, not take stuff from it. Think about botnets.

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