Official warning on Windows bugs

Posted on August 13, 2006 

Official warning on Windows bugs

The US Department of Homeland Security has urged Windows users to install the latest patches from Microsoft as quickly as possible.

In particular it warned about one bug fixed in the latest batch of security updates that, if exploited, could put a PC under the control of an attacker.

A worm written to exploit this bug “could enable an attacker to remotely take control of an affected system and install programs, view, change, or delete data, and create new accounts with full user rights,” said the DHS in a statement. As well as overseeing efforts to combat terrorism the DHS also has a role in cybersecurity.

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