Researchers question Vista security after ANI exploit

Monday, 9 April 2007, 12:15 AM EST

Microsoft Corp.'s failure to spot the animated cursor bug in Windows Vista is, at best, a flag to hackers that old flaws may abound in the new operating system, researchers said today. At worst, it's a disconcerting sign that Vista's security-oriented development process slipped up.

This week, Microsoft issued an out-of-cycle fix for a vulnerability that's been exploited since at least March 28 by hackers armed with malicious .ani files. Every supported version of Windows contained the bug, including Vista.

At Computerworld.

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