Spammers Exploiting Newly Detailed Windows Flaw

Organized criminals already are taking advantage of a newly detailed security hole to hijack computers running Windows software and turn them into relays that spammers can use to send junk email anonymously.

In an unusual move, the Department of Homeland Security last week joined Microsoft Corp. in urging businesses and consumers to quickly apply updates that Microsoft released Tuesday to fix nearly two dozen security problems with its various software. The flaw DHS and Microsoft were most concerned about -- a flaw in the "Windows server" built into every supported version of Windows -- is now being exploited by online crime groups, according to several different reports. Spammers Exploiting Newly Detailed Windows Flaw - Security Fix

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