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Extremely critical bug found in Windows!

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A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of corrupted Windows Metafile files (".wmf"). This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into opening a malicious ".wmf" file in "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" or previewing a malicious ".wmf" file in explorer (i.e. selecting the file). This can also be exploited automatically when a user visits a malicious web site using Microsoft Internet Explorer.
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They recommend disabling the "image and fax viewer" and using firefox
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Hmmmmm...another reason why FireFox is better that IE
 
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Now i am downloading firefox.
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post #5 of 18
heh, what else would you expect from M$
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tylerand
Now i am downloading firefox.
NOW?????? What do you mean now???? You shoulda done it ages ago, like the day when Firefox came out
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post #7 of 18
Ive been on firefox since last year...
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post #8 of 18
firefox = the best browser.... ever.... ever....

BTW people!! If you are sooooo mesmerised by Internet Explosion, oops I mean explorer, you can always get 2 extensions for firefox that enable you to use IE in firefox.

IEview: https://addons.mozilla.org/extension...numpg=10&id=35
IEtab: https://addons.mozilla.org/extension...mpg=10&id=1419

they work. Try it. anyone who hasn't been using firefox... you're missing out... very much. Its increased my progress in finding/researching things I'd say about 30%, everything is done faster.
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Thats not news.
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By the way, how do you open multiple pages in firefor without opening other browsers?
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