Originally Posted by kikkO
The article makes it seem that even the default Windows gadgets are vulnerable to exploits.
They very as well could be, but unless you have something that will abuse them holes in the first place. You aren't really in any danger, especially right now when all these exploits are private. What you will see is a new breed of virus be born from this, as nobody has abused the sidebar before. Microsoft's gadget database is going to be a prime place for hackers to plant their eggs. I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft just shuts it down, and releases a patch for the basic gadgets that come with Windows. Again, you would have to physically download and run something for this to effect you (installing suspicious sidebar gadgets). Just one more thing to watch out for.Edited by Warmonger - 7/14/12 at 9:49pm