Microsoft: Attacks on Windows flaw rise

Hackers stepped up attacks Friday on computers running some versions of Windows, a day after Microsoft disclosed a hole related to the mouse cursor. Microsoft Corp. sent out a security advisory Thursday warning customers that a vulnerability in ".ani" files used to change the cursor into an hourglass while a program works, or into a dancing animal or other animation on specially designed Web sites was allowing hackers to break into computers and install malicious software.

"Overnight we did see the attacks change from limited and targeted attacks to slightly more, but do still categorize it as a limited attack," said Mark Miller, director of the software maker's security response group. Microsoft: Attacks on Windows flaw rise - Yahoo! News

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