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[ft-l] OT but very important



 For any of you running Windows XP out there you need to instantly do one of
two things:

1) Get the Windows  XP service pack 1 at 135 MB You can find that on the MS
website.

2) Go to Steven Gibson's site and get his free utility ( 35 kb) that blocks
the hole.

http://grc.com/xpdite/xpdite.htm

There is a very major security hole that has been known to security experts
for awhile, either of the above will patch the hole. THe people who knew
about had been keeping quiet about it but now the information has
escaped.The hole allows your hard drive to be erased just by clicking on  a
malicious URL. Now that it is known to the hacking community the danger is
great. So don't wait. I usually wait for a week or two to install a service
pack but not this time.

Bryan