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Microsoft downplays threat of new Windows zero-day

Microsoft yesterday downplayed the threat posed to Windows users by a recently-revealed vulnerability, saying that it was unlikely the bug could be exploited to compromise a computer.

The flaw in the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) network and file-sharing protocol was disclosed Monday by someone identified only as ” Cupidon-3005″ on the Full Disclosure security mailing list. Cupidon-3005 posted proof-of-concept code to the list…

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