Tuesday, April 10, 2007

[TIPS] Over 2,000 sites now exploit animated cursor security flaw

Do YOU have an animated cursor? Those cute little animated cursors that you see on websites? Those that are so often spyware sites? Do you have one? (I hope it's not on a "company" machine) Well, if you do, you'd better check out this article that Kim Komando pointed to in her Daily News briefs today. The article opens with, "More than 2,000 unique Web sites have been rigged to exploit the animated cursor security flaw in Microsoft's software, according to security vendor Websense."
So, if you have those animated cursors, then you MUST make sure that you're updated with the latest windows security patch. It's under the Help menu in Internet Explorer, I think. But, DO IT NOW!!!
Then, strongly consider whether or not you need that cute little animated cursor or not - and get rid of it! Then make sure you test your computer for spyware. Get Ad-aware (lavasoftusa.com)!

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