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Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat
...every Windows system shipped since 1990 contained the flaw.

Windows 3.0 was released in 1990. Windows 3.1 in 1992. I just find this very amusing that the flaw goes back THAT FAR! More amusing is the idea that people are still USING Windows 3.x.

Anyway, the threat is real.

Windows Metafile Vulnerability: From Bad To Worse
The vulnerability came to light when an exploit was discovered on a Web site. Over the New Year holiday weekend still more exploits were released into the wilds of the Internet. One exploit can be used to spawn a command shell that gives remote users dangerous access to an affected system. The exploit was developed by three apparently unscrupulous individuals and complete source code has already been posted on the Internet. Due to the way the code was developed and published, innumerable exploit variations could easily be crafted by people with little if any programming skills or knowledge of the internal workings of Windows platforms.

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