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    New flaw in Windows can allow someone to take over your computer

    Microsoft has released information about a new flaw in all versions of Windows after Windows NT 4.0.

    according to MS " An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain complete control over an affected system. An attacker could take any action on the system, including installing programs, viewing data, changing data, deleting data, or creating new accounts with full privileges." (see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre...n/MS04-007.asp on the MS web site).

    This is a serious one and I just wanted to point it out before you get hit with it. There is a patch for it at the windows update site Http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    "The purpose of the new capitalism is to shoot the wounded." ~ Andy Grove, Chairman, Intel Corporation

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    Yet another reason why everyone should run Linux on their PC.

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    Now that's pretty scary. Very scary, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredouttamind
    Now that's pretty scary. Very scary, actually.
    its only scary if you dont do something about it... knowing is half the battle, right?
    "The purpose of the new capitalism is to shoot the wounded." ~ Andy Grove, Chairman, Intel Corporation

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrogirl_2100
    Yet another reason why everyone should run Linux on their PC.
    why go with that buggy stuff. if you want stability, go BSD.
    "The purpose of the new capitalism is to shoot the wounded." ~ Andy Grove, Chairman, Intel Corporation

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