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Subject: Windows Hacked Yet Again...
Wired has an article about a new hack on the Windows operating system:
Microsoft has issued an unusual warning to Windows users: watch out for a hack attack that could lock you out of your computer and turn it into a launching pad for other attacks...According to a "hacking alert" posted on its website, Microsoft's Product Support Services (PSS) Security Team has detected a "significant spike" in Windows systems compromised by a mysterious attack. Once hit, systems may not allow legitimate users to log on to the network, due to changes made to the systems' security settings...[Microsoft] also noted that antivirus software may not detect some of the attack files, specifically "back door" programs that provide an attacker with remote access to an infected system using Internet relay chat (IRC) networks.Yeesh.