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Bug Found Targeting Windows XP

Just a few months before updates and support end for Windows XP, a bug has been discovered exploiting systems running the 11 year old operating system.

The exploit allows hackers to access the targeted device via a flaw in old versions of Adobe Reader. Once inside the system the attacker has the ability to install malicious code on the machine, allowing control from unauthorised remote locations.

A small number of targeted attacks have been discovered on machines running Windows XP and Microsoft Server 2003 operating systems. Microsoft is working closely with researchers to resolve the issue, and have advised users to disable certain features in the meantime.

Read the Microsoft Security Advisory here.

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