header
Broadband Speed Test Broadband Connection Speed Test
Forums
VoIP Test
Speed Test
TechDigger

MAIN MENU

 Home
 Account Manager
 Account Settings
 Private Messages
 Recommend Us
 Contact Us
 Search Site
 Privacy Policy
 Vistor Statistics
 Sitemap

 Adv Speed Test
 GA - Capacity Test
 GA - <100mbps Test
 GA - >100mbps Test
 GA - Route Qual Test
 TX - Capacity Test
 TX - <100mbps Test
 TX - >100mbps Test
 CA -CT- Quality Test
 TX -CT- Capacity Test
 TX -CT- Quality Test
 CA -CT- Capacity Test
 Test Reporting Tool
 Basic Speed Tests
 GA - <100mbps Test
 TX - <100mbps Test
 Mobile Speed Test
 Satellite Speed Test
 GA - Capacity Test
 GA - Speed Test
 GA - Route Qual Test
 Test Reporting Tool
 VoIP & IPTV Tests
 GA - VoIP Test
 GA - IPTV Test
 GA - Streaming Test
 GA - Route Qual Test
 TX - VoIP Test
 TX -CT- Voip Test
 Test Reporting Tool
 Firewall Test Tools
 General Port Check
 VoIP Port Check
 VPN Port Check
 FTP/DCC Port Check
 Citrix/RA Port Check
 IM Service Port Check
 Stream Video Check
 Stream Audio Check
 Gaming Port Check

 Tech Forums
 Support Forums
 Search Site
 User Polls (Vote)
 Tech Resources
 Tech Solutions
 Internet / Cable FAQs
 Zen OS Emulator
 Tech News
 Latest Tech
 Hot Tech Topics
 Submit News Tip
 Product Reviews
 Text Only Version
 Hurricane Tracking
 Full Tracking Page
 Active Watch Areas
 Satellite & Radar
 Forecast Models (Adv)
 Tropical Wave Tracker
 Wind Shear Maps
 Wind & Vorticity Mdls
 Air Mass Models
 Atlantic Panorama
 Weather & Radar
 National Weather
 Your Weather
 California Radar
 Florida Radar
 Missouri Radar
 Oklahoma Radar
 Science Labs
 Space Weather
 Downloads & Links
 Fav Web Links
 Digital Art
 ShutterBug
 Fun & Games
 Flash Games
 Flash Games II
 Earthview Fun Portal
 ISPGeeks Extras
 Geeks File Crypt
 News Archives
 Tech News Archives
 Tech Top Viewed

CABLE & TELCO NEWS

» MPAA: Glass-to-Glass Revolution Hinges On Protecting Content
Growth in platforms requires respecting...

» FCC Asks For Reform Report Input By Dec. 2
Cornell outlines some key inputs she is...

» Patent Trolls Beware: New Bill Introduced
More legislation to combat frivolous suits is on the...

» Skins/Giants Stay In Sunday Night Slot
NFL won't flex its flex muscles in week...

» SPT Signs Vince Gilligan to Overall Deal
Maintains Breaking Bad creator's relationship with...

» Cathy Oakes, Long-Time SCTE Executive, Dies at 48
Oakes served as the society?s senior VP of...

» FCC?s O'Rielly Names Temporary Advisers
Taps McGrath and Bender for wireless and wireline...

» ABC Orders 'Rising Star' for Summer 2014
Israeli singing competition is first from Keshet...

» MBPT Spotlight: For Monday Night, Change Is the Only Constant
Key lineup shifts?and a certain singing show?have altered the early-week landscape for...

» Martinez Named Telemundo Stations President
WTVJ Miami GM upped to group...

» CNBC Launches New TV Everywhere App
Will provide live streaming of all programming and VOD content to pay TV...

» Premiere Ratings: 'Almost Human' Premieres Strong Out of Football
Fox's JJ Abrams sci-fi series on par with recent drama...

» Harris Broadcast Confirms CTO Hire, Appoints CFO
Steve Reynolds joining as CTO, Skip Sorenson appointed chief financial...

» Excalibur to Acquire WQCW Charleston-Huntington For $5.5 Million
Lockwood selling CW affiliate; Gray TV to provide...

» Graziano Named WPIX New York GM
WTIC-WCCT Hartford GM slides down I-95 to DMA No....

» Exclusive: SPT Sells 'Seinfeld' Into Fifth Cycle
Deals take show through...

» Discovery Signs Early Deal With Time Warner Cable
Agreement includes TV Everywhere...

» Getting the Scoop on TV News? Seminal Moment
'Face the Nation' anchor Bob Schieffer talks Kennedy...

» Camelot?s End Still Casts Long Shadow on TV
No one who lived through the Kennedy assassination on Nov. 22, 1963 came away unchanged, and...

» B&C BEYOND: NOVEMBER 18, 2013
Your weekly gateway to the articles, blogs and multimedia you won't find in the pages...

» Sets That Push All The Buttons
Local news sets are looking more like your smartphone.But how much sensory stimulation is too...

» For Monday Night,Change Is the Only Constant
Key lineup shifts?and a certain singing show?have alteredthe early-week landscape for...

» FCC Investigating PatternOf CALM Act Complaints
Number of objections is on the decline,but loud TV commercials still draw fire and...

» Upon Further Review, Wall St.Still Rooting for TV Sports
Disney cable drop forces analysts to recheck ESPN...

» For Some Newscasts,Virtual Sets Are the Top Story
More U.S. stations in small and mid-sized marketsare signing off hard sets?and getting...

TECH & TRADE NEWS


Latest Intel News
[ Latest Intel News ]

·Intel unveils 50-core supercomputing coprocessor plans
·Intel's upgradable processor: good sense or utter catastrophe?
·Intel/NVIDIA bombshell: two rivals team up
·Intel to buy final piece of the mobile puzzle from Infineon
·Intel: the future of electronics is a hybrid silicon "laser device"
·Intel's NAS-specific Atom platform hastens PCification
·Intel demos 48-core cloud-datacenter-on-a-chip
·Stackable memory advance brings flash-killer closer to market
·Intel's SSD firmware brings speed boost, mass death (again)

RECENT SHUTTERBUG

01c1e0fc3d7f14203e588e2b95fe9b2d40baf870ef
01c1e0fc3d7f142 ...


Clown Fish
Clown Fish


Macro Shot
Macro Shot


Cold Beef
Cold Beef




Photo Gallery

SITE SPONSOR



RANDOM SHUTTERBUG

nw_fall_img_0938
nw_fall_img_093 ...


Morning at the Lake
Morning at the ...


Scary Days
Scary Days


z-BG~z40
z-BG~z40



Photo Gallery

ISPgeeks.com :: View topic - Zero day flaw for Windows XP exploited
forums home faq search edit profile members list private messages usergroups

Zero day flaw for Windows XP exploited
 

Post new topic   Reply to topic    ISPgeeks.com Forum Index -> Virius and Browser Exploit Removal Support
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
disconnected
Team Geek Staff
Team Geek Staff


Joined: Jul 08, 2008
Posts: 2638
Location: Tampa Florida

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Zero day flaw for Windows XP exploited Reply with quote

A ZERO DAY FLAW in Windows XP that was outed last week by a Google engineer is being exploited.

According to media friendly Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at the insecurity firm Sophos a compromised website is serving an exploit of the bug in Windows' Help and Support Center to hijack PCs running Windows XP.

Cluley has not identified the website, but said that the exploit is a classic drive-by attack that only requires a Windows XP user to visit it.

Last week Microsoft listed two potential attack vectors for Windows XP and this was one of them. The other involved convincing users to open malicious e-mail messages.

The flaw was first revealed by Tavis Ormandy, a security engineer at Google. He revealed the flaw only five days after reporting it to Microsoft. He said that he revealed the flaw because Microsoft would not commit to fixing the bug in 60 days, and even posted sample exploit code.

Writing in his blog, Cluley called Ormandy's action "utterly irresponsible," and asked, "Tavis Ormandy -- are you pleased with yourself?"

"Five days isn't enough time to expect Microsoft to develop a fix, which has to be tested thoroughly to ensure it doesn't cause more problems than it intends to correct," Cluley said.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ispgeek
Founding Member
Founding Member


Joined: Nov 14, 2006
Posts: 6691
Location: St. Petersburg, FL

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shitty deal that guy did us all but at the same time Microsoft should have taken him seriously and immediately addressed the issue.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
disconnected
Team Geek Staff
Team Geek Staff


Joined: Jul 08, 2008
Posts: 2638
Location: Tampa Florida

PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep I agree. Somewhere along the line this guy should have considered acting responsibly instead of seeking revenge or fame.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ISPgeeks.com Forum Index -> Virius and Browser Exploit Removal Support All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1


 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Internet Speed Test bandwidth test Voip Test | Site Map | IspGeekMap 
ISPgeeks Advertising | Broadband Speed Test
ISPgeeks Tech SolutionsInternet Speed Test
Hosting provided by Ubiquity Hosting Solutions

©2006-2013
 ISPGeeks.com - All rights reserved
ISPgeeks Privacy Policy
Page Generation: 0.13 Seconds
speedtest bandwidth speed test speed test
broadband diagnostics test internet speed dsl speed test