F1 in XP - A security vulnerability

Subject: F1 in XP - A security vulnerability
From: john -at- garisons -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 09:05:09 -0500

Apparently someone has made pressing F1 in Windows XP a way to hijack PCs
running IE.

More in this Computerworld article:

"Microsoft told Windows XP users today not to press the F1 key when
prompted by a Web site, as part of its reaction to an unpatched
vulnerability that hackers could exploit to hijack PCs running Internet
Explorer (IE)."

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9164038/Microsoft_Don_t_press_F1_key_in_Windows_XP

So much for getting Help ...

My 2¢,

John G


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