[LINK] Vista analogue security hole
rick at praxis.com.au
Sun Feb 4 10:55:21 EST 2007
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> This link includes a response from MS and a brief explanation of a
> potential risk associated with the speech recognition capabilities in
Ya gotta luagh.
" Microsoft recommends customers take the following action to protect
themselves from potential exploitation of the reported vulnerability:
* A user can turn off their computer speakers and/or microphone.
* If a user does run an audio file that attempts to execute commands
on their system, they should close the Windows Media Player, turn
off speech recognition and restart their computer."
Not only does Vista *not* play CDs properly (from the Vista vs Linux
article), now the users are being told to turn off their speakers.
I wonder why turning off *speakers* limits the damage caused by speech
recognition. Clue stick, anyone?
LOL ... interesting that MS hasn't fix one basic problem with Winders: the
system still must be rebooted whenever a change is made. Ya gotta laugh.
Otherwise you'd cry.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
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