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Windows 7: Hackers pounce on just-patched Windows Media vulnerability

28 Jan 2012   #1

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Hackers pounce on just-patched Windows Media vulnerability

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Summary: The end result is a malicious Trojan with rootkit capabilities. The attack happens silently in the background and all the user sees is a blank WMP application playing a file.
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Just a few weeks after Microsoft shipped MS12-004, a “critical” bulletin with fixes for two serious flaws in the way Windows Media handles certain media files, hackers have pounced and are exploiting this issue to plant malware on unpatched computers.
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