Security Warning From Microsoft

Windows XP and Windows Sever 2003 Affected

1 min read
Security Warning From Microsoft

Microsoft has posted a security warning (Microsoft Security Advisory 972890) for those using Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 which states that:

"Microsoft is investigating a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. When using Internet Explorer, code execution is remote and may not require any user intervention."

"We are aware of attacks attempting to exploit the vulnerability. "

A user with the vulnerability just needs to visit a web site containing malware to exploit the security hole to become infected. Thousands of web sites have reportedly already been hacked to host the malware.

You can read more about it here and here. There is a fix posted here.
 

The Conversation (0)

Why Functional Programming Should Be the Future of Software Development

It’s hard to learn, but your code will produce fewer nasty surprises

11 min read
Vertical
A plate of spaghetti made from code
Shira Inbar
DarkBlue1

You’d expectthe longest and most costly phase in the lifecycle of a software product to be the initial development of the system, when all those great features are first imagined and then created. In fact, the hardest part comes later, during the maintenance phase. That’s when programmers pay the price for the shortcuts they took during development.

So why did they take shortcuts? Maybe they didn’t realize that they were cutting any corners. Only when their code was deployed and exercised by a lot of users did its hidden flaws come to light. And maybe the developers were rushed. Time-to-market pressures would almost guarantee that their software will contain more bugs than it would otherwise.

Keep Reading ↓Show less
{"imageShortcodeIds":["31996907"]}