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Microsoft warns of new flaw

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Posted November 9, 2005 by admin in Internet

Microsoft Corp. warned users yesterday of a new flaw in recent versions of Windows that could allow attackers to take control of a system by embedding malicious software code into digital images.

The users of Windows XP, Windows Server and an updated version of Windows 2000 would be put at risk by viewing a digital image containning software code that exploits the flaw. That could happen Wind the potencial victims go to a web site or open an infected file.

Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc. recommended that users install the Microsoft security patch and avoid opening suspicious e-mail attachments or clicking on any unfamiliar links. Users can download the patches to fix the software flaws at www.microsoft.com/security.

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