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That Cute Bunny Racing Across Your Screen Could Be Very Dangerous

Nasty hackers could use files related to Windows Animated Cursor (or, appropriately, "WAC"), to steal all sorts of information from your computer. In fact, this is such a big deal that Microsoft plans to release a special patch for the flaw -- apparently three months in the making. So be careful with those "vanity" cursors out there -- those little bunnies and puppy dogs might be digging up your data and putting it on the bad guys' doorsteps.

Posted by Lee Pender on 04/03/2007 at 1:20 PM


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