Microsoft issues security warning regarding animated cursors

CursorsYou know those web sites that have kooky animated cursors? Yeah, don't surf to those with Internet Explorer unless you want to leave your computer vulnerable to hackers.

Microsoft has issued a notice that it is investigating the vulnerability. If users visit a web site or view an e-mail containing hacked .ani files (the animated cursor file type), so Microsoft's advice for the moment: be careful when opening unsolicited emails or browsing new web sites. A long term fix is still a few steps away.

The vulnerability appears to affect Internet Explorer 6 and 7 running on Windows XP SP2. IE7 on Vista doesn't appear to be affected.

[via ZDNet]

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