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Author Topic: Windows 7 still unsafe?  (Read 1781 times)

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spic0m

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Windows 7 still unsafe?
« on: May 06, 2009, 00:20:13 AM »
According to the guys at F-Secure labs the unsuspected user may still fall for the oldest weakness in Windows. The "Hide extensions for known file types" in explorer is still there allowing to "cover" a badvirus.exe file to something like a badvirus.txt.exe.
Maybe in Windows 14 we see a fix for that.





source: F-Secure
« Last Edit: May 06, 2009, 00:22:34 AM by spic0m »

kam

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Re: Windows 7 still unsafe?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 00:44:08 AM »
Also, it is very funny sometimes to be in a p2p and scan a user directory and see something like:

hell.jpg.exe
angelina.jpg.exe
my foto.jpg.exe
...
...
...

Yes, it happens those days. After all, w1ndow$ are for viruses and worms.