March 03, 2010

Another Windows security hole

You know what a bug is? When your PC screen changes colors, or a program hangs/crashes. You what a security hole in MS Windows is? Predictable.

Quick takeaway: if a website asks you to press the F1 key, DON'T.

Oh, and Microsoft? Can your next bug be that the wallpaper shows pictures of porn on the desktop? Because these "might allow someone to hijack your PC via IE" bugs are starting to piss me off. Kthnxbai.

Posted by Physics Geek at March 3, 2010 10:03 AM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

In MS' (very) limited defense, people shouldn't be doing things like hitting the F1 key because some random website tells them to do so--if this were the good ol' days, you'd have people formatting their HDDs because their web browser told them to type "format c:" at a DOS prompt.

(Yes, I know: in the good ol' days it took a degree in engineering to get to the DOS prompt, but just run w/ it.)

Posted by: ECM at March 3, 2010 03:30 PM