Security experts stake out Windows spyware hiding place

Tuesday, 30 August 2005, 3:18 PM EST

Security experts are debating whether a security vulnerability in a Windows tool could offer a hiding place for spyware.

According to a report filed by security researcher Igor Franchuk, the Registry Editor in Windows XP and 2000 suffers from a security vulnerability. Entering an abnormally long string into the Windows registry makes all subsequent entries invisible to the tool.

By Tom Sanders at vnunet.

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