Windows at risk from fancy cursors

by admin March 30, 2007 at 12:23 pm

Danger mouse…

A new security vulnerability puts Windows users at risk of serious cyber attacks, Microsoft has warned.

The vulnerability affects all recent Windows versions, including Vista, which Microsoft has promoted heavily for its security. The operating system software is flawed in the way it handles animated cursors, Microsoft said in a security advisory.

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability through a web page or email message with rigged computer code, it said.

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