M$oft warns of ‘important’ Windows flaw

SAN FRANCISCO, California (Reuters) — A flaw in Microsoft’s almost universally used Windows operating system could allow hackers to take control of a PC by luring users to a malicious Web site and coaxing them into clicking on a link, the company warned on Tuesday.

The world’s largest software maker issued the warning as part of its monthly security bulletin, along with a patch to fix the problem.

The security warning was rated “important,” the second most serious on Microsoft’s four-tiered rating scale for computer security threats. The highest is “critical.”

Anti-virus software company Symantec Corp. called the vulnerability a “high risk” due to the impact the flaw could have if successfully exploited.


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