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Microsoft

Submission + - Windows users at risk of video file attacks (networkworld.com)

jbrodkin writes: "Microsoft warned users that a newly discovered Windows Media flaw could let hackers take over their PCs by tricking users into opening specially crafted video files. The video file vulnerability was rated critical in Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday security announcement, and is "somewhat trivial for attackers to exploit," according to Symantec. The flaw "allows attackers to skip a few of the traditional steps needed to get malicious code to execute on a targeted computer." Microsoft has had to change the way library files and Windows media files are opened in order to prevent future attacks."

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