Mar 3, 2010

More Windows XP Problems, the F1 key?

Even though it's one of the most widely used operating systems on the planet, Windows XP has its problems. It won't be long before it goes the way of IE6 in recent news.

Microsoft Says, Don't Press the F1 Key In XP: "Ian Lamont writes 'Microsoft has issued a security advisory warning users not to press the F1 key in Windows XP, owing to an unpatched bug in VBScript discovered by Polish researcher Maurycy Prodeus. The security advisory says that the vulnerability relates to the way VBScript interacts with Windows Help files when using Internet Explorer, and could be triggered by a user pressing the F1 key after visiting a malicious Web site using a specially crafted dialog box.'