Windows Security Vulnerability

July 22nd, 2010

Computer SecurityThere’s a new security vulnerability in Windows, where your machine can be taken over by simply viewing a shortcut icon. So be very careful about untrusted USB drives, shared files, and anything you’re asked to download (files with “.lnk” and “.pif” extensions are highly suspect). Microsoft has a temporary workaround which changes all the icon images to be identical, but this may be a cure that’s worse than the problem.

(via Kim Komando)

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