OMG !!

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by hawki, Dec 3, 2013.

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    The Department of Homeland Security all runs on Windows XP !!


    "Serious Cyber-Vulnerabilities Found At The Department Of Homeland Security: What Message Is The Government Sending?"

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/josephs...s-cyber-vulnerabilities-at-homeland-security/


    Windows XP flaw lets remote hackers hijack PCs


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    Windows XP flaw lets remote hackers hijack PCs

    "Microsoft has warned users of its Windows XP operating system that they could be vulnerable to malicious hackers remotely taking over their PCs.

    The software giant has discovered a potentially serious security flaw in the kernel of the Windows XP OS that is being actively targeted by malicious cyber criminals. "

    http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/inte...indows-xp-flaw-lets-remote-hackers-hijack-pcs
     
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  2. noone_particular

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    The article contradicts itself.
    If I see this right, only someone already allowed to log into that PC could take it over.
     
  3. wat0114

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    Yeah I mentioned that and other MS statements some time ago in this thread but I eventually got the cr@p kicked out of me :rolleyes:
     
  4. Mrkvonic

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    And what's wrong with using Windows XP?
    Mrk
     
  5. noone_particular

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    Forbes is a magazine for money about making more money. The message I get from that article is that the government should be an example and upgrade when big money tells them to and that we should follow suit.
     
  6. wat0114

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    Whoa, Mrk, you're asking to get copious amounts of sand kicked in your face :p :D
     
  7. Tarnak

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    Nothing, since I still believe I am secure in using it. Time will tell. :D
     
  8. SnowFlakes

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    Using XP in Another pc together with ZoneAlarm free and Avira Free and i Think i am secured and have not noticed that any hacker has succeed to sneak my PC.
     
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