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Microsoft warns consumers about major Windows security flaws

Microsoft Corp. warned customers Tuesday about unusually serious security problems with its Windows software that could let hackers quietly break into their computers to steal files, delete data or eavesdrop on sensitive information. Microsoft, which learned about the flaws more than six months ago from researchers, said the only protective solution was to apply a repairing patch it offered on its Web site. It assessed the threat to computer users as “critical,” its highest rating. A Microsoft security executive, Stephen Toulouse, said the flawed software was “an extremely deep and pervasive technology in Windows,” and urged customers to apply the patch immediately. Full Story

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