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Attacks on the Windows Help and Support Center

Microsoft has been monitoring for active attacks on the Windows Help and Support Center vulnerability (CVE-2010-1885) since the advisory was released on June 10th. At first, they only saw legitimate researchers testing innocuous proof-of-concepts. Then, early on June 15th, the first real public exploits emerged. Those initial exploits were targeted and fairly limited. In the past week, however, attacks have picked up and are no longer limited to specific geographies or targets, and we would like to ensure that you are aware of this broader distribution.

Things to do NOW!

  1. Make sure Windows is up to date
  2. Make sure you have Anti-Virus/Malware/Spyware protection installed and up to date.
  3. When in doubt DO NOT click.

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Via Microsoft

  • 07/09/2010
  • IT