Archive for July, 2010

HUGE Windows Vulnerability

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Just to let everyone know, Microsoft announced last Tuesday that there is a vulnerability in all versions of Windows that will allow an attacker to infect your computer just by viewing a webpage.  There is no need to trick you into downloading and installing a file or anything.  You simply visit the website and malicious code is run, meaning you are infected.  There is a temporary fix which is to disable Shortcuts in Windows.  Microsoft should release a patch for Windows XP SP3 and later soon.  It is very important that you install this update as soon as possible.

This is a temporary fix until the patch is released: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2286198

Update 8/2/10 РThere is now a patch available.  Everyone should run Windows Update as soon as possible.

-Zach