OT: that new Windows vulnerability
tmorman at nc.rr.com
Mon Jan 2 03:07:02 EST 2006
Seen at Metafilter: http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/47964.
Not a hoax: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/912840.mspx.
So, my question for the tech folks here is this: I've unregistered the
relevant .dll (non-geeks: it's ridiculously easy to do this; see below), but
want to know if I should install the third-party non-Microsoft patch now, or
wait for the official Microsoft version.
Please don't bother with the standard platform gloating noise; this seems
* Fellow computer idiots: To unregister the thing that might cause trouble,
just click "Start" then "Run" then paste "regsvr32 -u
%windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll" (without the quotes) into the box, then click
Ok, then Ok again. If I understand the Metafilter thread correctly, this is
not 100% safe, but it's a good start.
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