Microsoft Hurries Fix for Cursor Flaw

Redmond will release a software patch that fixes a vulnerability affecting Windows' animated mouse cursor graphics. Microsoft's security advisory last week warned customers that the vulnerability was allowing hackers to break into computers and install malicious software.

Microsoft announced the early release of a patch that will eliminate an increasingly dangerous Windows flaw from users' PCs -- a full week before the company's scheduled monthly "Patch Tuesday" cycle.

The software giant's move to fix the vulnerability on Tuesday was provoked by an increasing number of hackers who stepped up attacks on PCs running various versions of Windows on Friday, a day after Microsoft first disclosed the vulnerability.

The patch will address the vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling, a component of Windows, according to Microsoft. Technology News: Viruses & Malware: Microsoft Hurries Fix for Cursor Flaw

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