Serious Warning

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Hipster Doofus, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    We been shafted by microsoft again. If you have not yet loaded SP1 then do so as soon as you can. This will soon be common knowledge & people will be affected. Read about it at Gibsons.
    From what I read at another site files can be deleted easily.
     
  2. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    is it bad, if so how bad??
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    This is what someone posted at another site. It was edited to remove how to do it.

    ""DO NOT TRY THIS IT WILL DELETE FILES. Read it totally. I have not personally
    tried it but I hear it works. Click a link boom files deleted. sound too
    good to be true? Looks like windows help center is messed up. Oh, and
    disabling the service wont close the hole either.


    ""There has been a very serious flaw discovered in the "Help Center"
    included in Windows XP.

    To try it out, do the following, but, BE WARNED. IT WILL LIKELY
    delete anything you put in the "test" directory.

    Create a folder called "test" at the root directory of your hard
    drive. Put some files in it (junk, whatever, stuff you don't care
    about losing). YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED AGAIN!

    Then, copy and paste the "link" below into any address bar and hit
    enter.

    Wait a few seconds, then, check that directory again. Gone, gone, gone.

    This is a HORRIBLE exploit because it can be a link in any web page
    and exploits a terrible flaw in the Windows Help Center included in XP."
     
  4. radmonc

    radmonc Guest

    I was reading on PC World that Microsoft knew about the security error for a while and decided to not post a quick fix on the web but to wait for the SP1 to come out.
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Apparently there is a simple fix for it. Someone posted it ealier today.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you want to find out if you are safe or not try this attachment. It is from the Gibson Site.
     
  7. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    well what is in the attachment...::p: here click on this *.vbs...lol
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you go to gibsons site you'll find out.