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Security Experts Disagree Over New Threats

New code to take advantage of security weaknesses in Microsoft’s Windows operating system was spotted on the Internet earlier this week. But at least one security expert says it doesn’t pose much of a threat. Two security firms, iDefense Inc. and Counterpane Internet Security Inc., discovered the “exploit code,” which would make it easier for hackers to exploit a security weakness in an application or operating system. The code they discovered is aimed at the vulnerabilities in the Windows Remote Procedure Call Distributed Component Object Modeling interface, which Microsoft disclosed Sept. 10. The vulnerability affects nearly all current versions of Windows, including Windows Server 2003, and is very similar to the flaws revealed in July that led to the Blaster worm attack. That attack infected more than 500,000 systems in August. Security experts are predicting a new worm will surface any day to take advantage of those flaws. Full Story

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