Weekend tech reading: Microsoft to patch 17-year-old bug

By on February 6, 2010, 11:37 AM
Microsoft to patch 17-year-old computer bug The February update for Windows will close the loophole that dates from the time of the DOS operating system. First appearing in Windows NT 3.1, the vulnerability has been carried over into almost every version of Windows that has appeared since. BBC

Mozilla yanks infected add-ons, warns users Mozilla on Friday pulled two programs from its Firefox browser add-on site for containing malware. Sothink Web Video Downloader 4.0 and all versions of Master Filer were found to contain Trojan horse code aimed at Windows users. CNET

Sandy Bridge to get 2X times faster graphics Intel has informed some of its top account clients that its next generation CPU with integrated graphics will get much faster graphics. Intel quotes a twofold performance increase with the Sandy Bridge generation and probably it compares it with its existing architecture. Fudzilla

iTablet launches from UK company Like the iPad but with USB ports, Flash, multi-tasking, choice of OS, HDMI... Pocket-lint

HDMI 1.4's 3D spec publicly released 3D's happening whether you like it or not -- but the good news is that there won't be any format war to go with the adoption of the new tech. Engadget




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ucould2 ucould2 said:

Microsoft to patch 17-year-old computer bug at work then in the rear-view mirror on the Gateway home a Toyota Pirus, some one build me a cotton wool house already!

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