Windows Me has a bug

Summary:A day after launch and there's a bug in Windows Me...

A security hole that allows a malicious hacker to crash a machine running Windows ME has been found.

The bug which affects the program's WebTV for Windows application means that a machine running Windows ME is vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks. These can shut down or reboot a computer as well as exposing it to attacks that require a reboot.

According to reports, Microsoft was informed in August that there were security problems with WebTV for Windows on machines running Windows 98.

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Microsoft has figured out a way to have user ID tags ignore everyday browser settings and report ID information across domains. Microsoft apparently uses this technique heavily across its sites and Bill Machrone wants to tell you all about this potential new assault on your privacy. Go to AnchorDesk UK for the news comment.

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