Microsoft bug exposes millions to attack; Macintosh unaffected

“A software bug in a common component of Microsoft Web servers and Internet Explorer could leave millions of servers and home PCs open to attack, security researchers said Wednesday. The vulnerability, found by security company Foundstone and confirmed by Microsoft, could allow an Internet attacker to take over a Web server, spread an e-mail virus or create a fast-spreading network worm. ‘There are millions of systems and clients that will be affected by this,’ said George Kurtz, chief executive of Foundstone. ‘This is huge,'” reports ZDNet here.

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