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Windows 7: Windows Sidebar vulnerability


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27 Jul 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows Sidebar vulnerability

Oh come on! They said that there would have been a patch made today to fix a vulnerability for the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets, but just now I went on Windows Update and found none!

What's the hold-up, guys?

Maybe that's something that's been queued for Patch Tuesday, perhaps, but for now, it looks like Inspector Gadget is on his way out.

How many of you were following up the report on the findings of the gadgets vulnerability by hackers at Defcon?

Microsoft warns Windows users to disable features in light of security vulnerability

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27 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Google plans to stop igoogle. Alright, fine. Now this. I saw the report and then pretended I didn't see the report.

PS John is really mad about igoogle, maybe we shouldn't bring it up...
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27 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The only FIX that MS has is to disable the Sidebar and Gadgets.

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

Since MS is killing it in Windows 8, they may not do anything else for Windows 7.

Jim
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27 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Over my dead body as one famous American once said - he did die though, later!

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27 Jul 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I know, it's a pain, but there had been a few times I had to reinstall the entire the entire OS just because the Clock gadget would stall the system just because of the second hand! Or the CPU meter was moving a needle.

Seriously?
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