Thursday, February 17, 2011

Microsoft downplays threat of new Windows zero-day


Computerworld - Microsoft yesterday downplayed the threat posed to Windows users by a recently-revealed vulnerability, saying that it was unlikely the bug could be exploited to compromise a computer.
The flaw in the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) network and file-sharing protocol was disclosed Monday by someone identified only as " Cupidon-3005" on the Full Disclosure security mailing list. Cupidon-3005 posted proof-of-concept code to the list.
French and Danish researchers later said hackers might be able to exploit the bug to hijack Windows PCs.
On Wednesday, Microsoft said that wasn't so.

35 comments:

  1. Ha. Of course they would downplay it! Microsoft...

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  2. I hate microsoft. Also hate apple.

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  3. "That guy isn't aiming a gun at you. Quick! Look! OVER HERE! A BIRD!"

    Thanks microsoft, we love you too.

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  4. I have been hearing more and more about this

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  5. that sounds really scarry to think about but awesome at the same time

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  6. Yeah they both suck, I will stick to open source os's.

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  7. And people wonder why i'm a mac... :3

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  8. Yup "There's no risk! NONE" yeah ok whatever. lol

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  9. stupid windows, thats why I use linux

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  10. Your PC getting hijacked? That's not happening. Thanks M$ ;/

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  11. This is why I use a typewriter hooked up to a black and white television.

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  12. this is why i'm switching to Linux XD

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  13. lol..ok??

    microsoft..yes or no??
    and yes..we need more OS competition

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  14. This is nothing new, microsoft always trys to make there zero day exploits look like there just exaggerated, fact of the matter is you should update your O/S as soon as humanly possible to avoid problems.

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  15. Have not had any problems yet, but we will see.

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  16. ive heard about this. good info thanks.

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  17. I always think that the hackers are smarter than the people behind microsoft.

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  18. Agreed at what GameKingCentral said. I imagine this won't affect me though... :B

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  19. all i can say is macs are better!

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  20. Sounds like theirs potential here

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  21. Please let microsoft be right
    Please let microsoft be right
    Please let micr- oh who are we kidding.

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  22. Microsoft would never admit something is their fault and is a risk to their users haha.

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  23. Thanks for the info, I doubt I would have heard about it otherwise.

    Great blog btw.

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  24. I've been running Ubuntu on my netbook for a couple of weeks now and I seriously can't complain. I'm not necessarily fed up with Windows or anything, but I do agree that more competition would be good. Might make Microsoft pick up their game a bit.

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  25. Let's just hope for better things in Windows 8.

    interesting blog, following. :)

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  26. Bleh. Windows makes screw-ups, as usual. I doubt that my PC will get hijacked, but this is still ridiculous.

    Nice blog, by the way, followed.

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