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Clippy Can Get Hoodwinked...

What is this world coming to when "Clippy" is not even safe anymore?

Microsoft is throttling a potentially evil paperclip this Patch Tuesday: Namely, a critical vulnerability in its Microsoft Agent--aka "Clippy"--that can open a system up to hijacking.

The security advisory for Microsoft Agent, MS07-051, is the only critical release out of four security advisories the company put out on Sept. 11. It addresses a vulnerability whereby Clippy can get hoodwinked by a malicious URL and can then be used to take over a targeted system without ever appearing to the user.


The above text came from an article in eWeek (a technology magazine) and is my way of offering a friendly reminder to make sure that your computer has all the latest patches.

To make sure your computer has the latest updates, run Microsoft / Windows Update.

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razamijazz
Sep. 13th, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
Clippy is very scary, what are signs of its infestation? any clue?
claystorm
Sep. 13th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Unless you are running Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, you are fine. Now for me on the other hand (and a lot of the business world), about 2/3 of our office PC's are still on Windows 2000 SP4, so I have a lot of patching in my future.

From what I can tell, this is still a POC (Proof of Concept) as in no one has yet to exploit it, but it cant be far off.
razamijazz
Sep. 13th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
nah, I have vista, right now the biggest threat for me is three types of worms.
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