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Windows 7: Gadgets Security Risk

20 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Gadgets Security Risk

In the past few days I have received two notices from two reliable sources that Gadgets are a security risk.

Fixing the issue they say is very easy and found on the following link:

Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerabilities in Gadgets could allow remote code execution

I have never used gadgets and was curious if anyone had ever experienced security problems using them. I was also curious if anyone had ever used these fixes.

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20 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

I've only used the gadgets a few times, and that was when i had my gaming machine. Just to keep track of its temperature, the date, and hdd space. Never had security risk.
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21 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 SP1

I usually install all relevant OS updates as they appear but this is one that will be the exception. I rely on several gadgets for the efficient operation of my system so they are going to remain in use. Sorry MS you made something attractive to use and then dumped on us. Since I run as admin with UAC disabled I figure adding one more security loophole will not be too disadvantageous!

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