Computer World writes: "Microsoft late yesterday issued its second advisory of the last week, warning users that a 17-year-old bug in the kernel of all 32-bit versions of Windows could be used by hackers to hijack PCs."
Well, didn't take them long getting round to fixing it.
Too little, too late, Microsoft. :/
A good chunk of 32 Bit software was affected by this, including Vista. http://www.microsoft.com/te... The bug itself was only found yesterday by a Google employee, its been in the system for 17 years but no one knew about it. :P
"was only found yesterday by a Google employee" oh god and Google is making that new OS now i know that Google OS may not be a success but i know that it'll be real stable and good
Yes, Microsoft is the world leading software company. They truly are putting their billions of dollars to work. This is fantastic, just fantastic. /sarcasm Update: Sorry, I had to add more. "BU BU BU WINDOWS 7 IS BETTERRRR!"
If you have a 64 bit system this won't even affect you, even if you have Windows 7. I've switched over to 64 bit with Vista, haven't looked back since.
WHat's your point, i've been using 64 bit OS for years and i've never had BSOD or any crashes with vista even since launch ( and I was using a crappy laptop when it first came out ), the Windows problems are massively exaggerated. Windows IS the best operating system. Don't go assuming that because I like Windows that I have some love for Microsoft, because I don't. What OS are you rolling there homeboy??, let me guess?, Windows XP? Thought so tool, just shut it. EDIT: My first copy of Vista at launch was 32bit windows Vista - Business, and I still never had a problem at all, that computer has never had to be formatted in 3 years.
By what standard? Does never needing to format and never crashing constitute the ultimate operating system? If so I submit my cell phone OS as a contender for the title. Although, I do like Vista, and it's been good to me. You can't claim it's the best. (This message was submitted using the internet, which is not built on Windows Vista.)
I could post an enormous list as to why windows OS's are the best, but I don't care that much. Functionality and support are one of them. If Mac OS didn't have it's propriety music programs, I could guarantee that overnight the number of Mac OS users would halve. and WTF are you on about, did I say that the internet was exclusive to MS???, so seem to have me confused with a MS fanboy, which I am not. You're arguing with something I did not say.
Which in turn brings more money into their pockets so I'm not surprised by this one bit. If they would have said this before Windows 7 was on the market, you can bet that more people would have switched to Linux or OSX faster than you can click agree or disagree.
How? This issue is present in ALL 32 bit Windows OS's that have the effect kernel, that includes Windows 7. It's being patched anyway in all versions of Windows still supported by Microsoft. (XP, Vista, 7, etc)
I could refute that list, but you haven't posted it yet.
Actually, the Google employee reported this vulnerability, all the code for identifying it, and a document on how to temporarily prevent it, more than a few months ago. And this is still a big issue since most businesses are staying with the 32-bit systems. I know specifically that businesses that use Cisco VPN services, like most government agencies and people who work with them use, require the use of a 32-bit Windows OS.
Good to see that Microsoft is on top of things (Sarcasm)
Should be in the dictionary, next to "Unacceptable" LOL, Microsoft is always trying to downplay other browsers and lift their God-forsaken browser up by saying it's the most widely owned.....thanks to the fact that it's fricking pre-loaded on half of the world's computers....
dchalfont "If Mac OS didn't have it's propriety music programs, I could guarantee that overnight the number of Mac OS users would halve. " Believe what you will, But believe me with this:- When Logic was on PC and Mac, (before apple acquired emagic, and made logic 1st Party) I still chose a Mac. As did 99.9% of all my clients. PS Hey, Protools is on Pc and Mac, and again, 99% of my client base ran Mac. So Back at Ya. I could post an enormous list as to why Mac OS's is better, (as is wndows for games) but I don't care that much.
honestly its what you get when your lazy building on older versions of windows instead of brand new builds each time.
this is just a push Microsoft in the 90's had young bill gates " yea in 2010 we will tell the the exploit it will be a good reason to get them to move to 64 and 128 bit os "640K ought to be enough for anybody." " too bad they found out almost made it
Well as a music writer/producer myself I chose PC. Mac's work great for people who don't know computers and every musician I know who uses a Mac agree's with me.
GiantEnemyCrab.. Youre Right.... Mac users , They dont know computers... Typical Winblows User Response. 95% of the world computer users use windows, BUT , 95% of all professional music studio's here use Mac. PS. If you owned a Mac, your post would be very different.
Wow, thats older than half the posters here.
I'm just glad I'm (barely) younger than twice the age of the bug.
@Bathyj If there was a comment of the month award, you'd win it.
It took hackers this long to find it? At least they fessed up to it. No cover ups. I'm glad to be 64bit. 32 is such a vulnerability.
someone in china knew...that's how they found out.The chinese government hack squad (lol)... used it on them.
'Well regardless of your age, your comment ( the first fanboy comment here ) shows that your maturity is no where near that of a 17 year old. Exit stage left captain planet.' Haha.
No offense to you pc lovers. But this is why i'm going to switch to apple. I have heard they have so many less viruses. Last year I got a virus for looking up information on Veteran's Day. Effing Veteran's Day for god's sake. So then I got the almighty spyware doctor. Last month I got a virus that completely destroyed spyware and wouldn't grant me internet access. So I had to make a new user delete it and re-download it. Microsoft needs to update on the protect on windows, because it's out of hand. Kinda sucks because windows 7 looks sweet I wanted to try it out.
If I had a dollar for everytime someone said the "Macs are XXXX" I'd be rich! Do you have malware protection on your system? And if so, what kind?
Tada! You're good to go. Just as secure as a mac. Mac actually has a lot more holes...just no one is targeting such a small group, yet. I work on a lot of macs and a lot of pcs. Usually, viruses are from someone doing something stupid, or running old software.
I think that it's funny when people get smug and think that switching to a Mac or to Linux will keep them safe. Those operating systems have vulnerabilities every bit as dangerous as what you'd seen on Windows, and just because someone manages to run an different OS doesn't automatically make them not do stupid things online.
Or run Ubuntu Linux Personally I'd just dual boot 7 Ultimate 64 bit and Ubuntu, best of both worlds
I dual boot. Laptop with Vista and Ubuntu and PC with win7 and Ubuntu. But dual booting with windows slows ubuntu down noticably. I can't explain it but Ubuntu isn't as fast when you dual boot. And to the dude above who says mac and linux have vulnerablities every bit as bad as windows you're full of sh1t. Do you even know about root?? And lets also mention that there are 863 viruses on linux (which are fixed in the operating system when they're found and don't just get patched) compared to the over half million viruses on windows. If publishers released their games on Unix based operating systems I wouldn't use Windows.
one key to this (unless I'm reading the release wrong) is that the vulnerability is only available if the hacker logs on locally (meaning on the actual computer to me)....unless you have hackers for friends, it shouldn't be a huge deal I wouldn't think
...the architecture has proven itself and Macs are indeed stable and well built machines. But as soon as you connect to that campus wifi hotspot and start sharing the road with other PCs you'll be exposed to the same malware and virus problems and PC users. The point is that every computer out there has the same risk, malware can be built and rebuilt and revised just as well as the industry itself.
No, I think many of the viruses found on windows are because of interenet explorer which Mac's don't use.
MS bad design is a lot older than 17 years.
I'm not being smug or anything. I honestly have just heard from people mac's are safer. Really I don't know that much about it. For protection I use spyware doctor. That worked good for a while. But seems to be letting stuff threw now. If I can secure my pc more I would stick with it. Just because I so many more programs are made for windows. But anyways thanks for the info. peace
this windows 7 confusing my sims 3 crash with out error ,i know this pc powerful i just got it jan , Trying install mods alot harder in 7 then xp ,when i had xp version sims 3 world adventure my mods works windows 7 crashes it ,or it wont start up i still trying get new planes on flight simulator x i cant get the planes to show up ,How i fix that.
Using that exploit was easier than they said. Click here to see it hack your PC: http://hackspc.com/ ROTFLOL
Want to click on something that hacks your pc?
So this means they will admit that rrod was a problem by 2023?!?!?!
Dude...You made soda shoot out my nose.
yet somehow you wont complain that sony 2nd console had like what a 30% failure rate ps 2 heard friends talking alot about having problems with it.
Its time to seriously think about buying a mac.
its ok, its Microsoft, I expected no less xD
Dude the problems with pc is mostly not the Os but the thing that in between the monitor and chair. That the thing that creates all those problems.
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