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Open Source, Advocacy Linked to Latest Windows Exploit

Jan 02, 2006, 14:30 (5 Talkback[s]) Windows 0-Day Exploit Helped by Open Source?

"Even before many security firms and even Microsoft issued advisories for the recent zero day Windows Metafile exploit, the open source Metasploit tool was allowing users to make hay with the vulnerability.

"So is Metasploit helping to spread the zero day outbreak, or is it helping security professionals to protect against it? The answer depends..."

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Linux-Watch: Reason 373 to Dump Windows: The WMF Flaw

"Why should you dump Windows for Linux?

"Well, there's Microsoft's security-hole-of-the-month-club, which far too many people have got compliants about.

"And then there's the WMF (Windows Metafile Format) hole..."

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