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Microsoft Hunts Down Zero-Day Bug

Microsoft security gurus are hunting down and trying to kill off a bug in Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003 that lets already-authenticated users gain more privileges.

While this bug mainly supports inside hacking jobs, smart social engineers could also gain a foothold (like your password) and then wreak havoc. As for the insiders, the mostly likely attackers are admins who script and programmers who host their code on your machines.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 21, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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