Hackers hunting for unpatched Microsoft computers

Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 10:53 AM EST

Hackers are actively using exploit code to target a flaw in Microsoft's software that generated a special warning from the U.S. government last week.

The problem concerns a networking function called Windows Server services within the Windows OS, used for file sharing and printing. Microsoft issued a patch, MS06-040, for the problem on Aug. 8, which affected several Microsoft OSs. Security experts warned then that exploit code had been detected and could be used more widely.

At Computerworld.

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