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CNET News.com: Microsoft confirms Windows NT glitch

Thanks to Miko Wakabayashi
for this link.

“Microsoft has confirmed a security vulnerability in its Windows
NT operating system that could allow unauthorized access to
sensitive information in administrator files.”

“The news comes just two days after Microsoft acknowledged that
a feature in its Windows 98 operating system can be used to collect
information on authors of electronic documents without their
knowledge and vowed to fix the problem.”

“The Windows NT problem is triggered by malicious software that
allows a user to get into protected files on an NT system via the
screensaver. When the screensaver launches, the malicious user can
gain access to privileges that he or she should not ordinarily be
able to obtain, Microsoft confirmed. The bug was discovered by
Cybermedia Software of India.”


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