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Cybercrooks exploiting new Windows DNS flaw

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by temi, Apr 13, 2007.

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    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Cybercrooks are using a yet-to-be-patched security flaw in certain Windows versions to attack computers running the operating systems, Microsoft warned late Thursday.
    The attacks target Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 systems through a hole in the Domain Name System, or DNS, service, Microsoft said in a security advisory. The attacks happen by sending rigged data to the service, which by design is meant to help map text-based Internet addresses to numeric Internet protocol addresses.
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