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Microsoft finally fixes 19yo ‘rare, unicorn-like’ bug

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By Brian 893 days ago Comments (1)

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http://rt.com/news/204955-microsoft-fixes-rare-bug/

The Microsoft Corporation has finally sorted out a bug that's plagued its Windows operating system undetected for the last 19 years.

The bug was present in every version of the OS from Windows 95 onwards, and allows a remote user to take over and control a computer.

Any attacker could run code remotely whenever a user visited a malicious website. IBM researcher Robert Freeman described it as a “rare, ‘unicorn-like’ bug found in code that IE [Microsoft Internet Explorer] relies on, but doesn’t necessarily belong to.”

 

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