Plug and Play exploit for Windows 2000 may arrive soon, update now

Posted on Sunday, Aug 14 2005 @ 02:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft has recently released a critical security update to fix a plug and play vulnerability in Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003.

The company and different security firms urge users to install this update as soon as possible as this vulnerability allows malicious users to remotely control one's computer. Especially Windows 2000 users are vulnerable because the exploit doesn't need login rights for this operating system.

Security firms warn a worm which takes advantage of this exploit will likely appear within days on the Internet.

You can download the patch over here. More details at SoftwareFlash


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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