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DesktopLinux: Dell, The Linux Desktop, and Timing

Apr 03, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Dell may have picked the perfect time to begin offering Linux-powered desktops. Why? Because, the next generation of Windows, Vista, has just sprung its first major security leak: the .ANI vulnerability.

"'ANI' stands for Animated Cursor Image format. When any version of Windows from NT to Vista opens up a corrupt ANI file with USER32.DLL, the program that loads ANIs, you've just turned your computer over to the malware's author. You can be smacked by it by opening a Web page or HTML email message that's been loaded with an ANI attack..."

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