New Windows Vista Security Hole

Submitted byWalton Mon, 08/11/2008 - 11:22

The Dvorak Uncensored blog points the way to a story about a vulnerability discussed at Black Hat. It appears that through the use of low-level, web-browsing related technologies control can be seized of Windows Vista computers notwithstanding new security protocols found in Vista. The aspect that is even more disturbing is how the vulnerability is not limited to Windows Vista alone but could be utilized against other platforms.

For libraries with public-access computing that can access the Internet, this may force some thinking about potential vulnerabilities.