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Windows Sidebar gadget exploit warning


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Do you use Sidebar gadgets?

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#1 Allen

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:36 AM

Microsoft is warning users of believed vulnerabilities in Windows Sidebar Gadgets which could allow Remote malicious code to be executed, quote from Naked Security

A security advisory issued by Microsoft's security team advises that vulnerabilities exist that could allow malicious code to be executed via the Windows Sidebar when running insecure Gadgets.


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Do you plan on disabling Window's Sidebar Gadget feature or keeping it?

Edited by firemaster1337, 12 July 2012 - 11:11 AM.

Hey everyone I'm Allen I am a young web developer/designer/programmer I also help people with computer issues including hardware problems, malware/viruses infections and software conflicts. I am a kind and easy to get along with person so if you need help feel free to ask.

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#2 Allen

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:04 AM

If Microsoft worries this much, it can't be good. Update until we find out more there is not 100% chance you will be hacked, but it can happen. (Sent from Nintendo DSI)

Edited by firemaster1337, 12 July 2012 - 06:02 PM.

Hey everyone I'm Allen I am a young web developer/designer/programmer I also help people with computer issues including hardware problems, malware/viruses infections and software conflicts. I am a kind and easy to get along with person so if you need help feel free to ask.




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