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but not much you can do about it right now. What the hell am I talking about?

The most recent Vulnerability in Internet Explorer ITS Protocol Handler, that's what. If you want to know the details, please read the link I provided above. Now, what is the problem?

  1. it's not IE (or Outlook, OE etc) only
  2. Non MS products and browsers might also invoke the ITS protocol, since it's embedded in windows
  3. there is no patch available for the moment (apart from manual registry edits - see the provided link)
  4. according to some sources, proof of concept exploits have been published in the wild (for everyone to see, that is)
  5. virus creators and spammers are very likely to exploit this vulnerability in the next few days (maybe even hours)

What can you do?

Be careful, very careful. And - of course - keep on reading friedkitten.com, because I'll let you all know asap when a patch is released and available.

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hehe, this is one of the reasons I decided to move to Linux full time...not because of the ammount of bugs and exploits in the windows code, but because of the time it takes for MS to fix/patch them...

Of course, as a musician I kinda bound to MS for my DAW, but that machine is completely blocked from online access now.

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