March 29th, 2007, 21:20 PM
Windows falls victim to animated cursor attacks
Microsoft is warning that attackers are actively exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in animated cursor (.ani) files for Windows.
Security vendors have seen series of targeted attacks that used malformed .ani files. The flaw allows attacks to take over control of a system without any user interaction.
The attack is launched when the user receives a specially-crafted .ani file embedded in e...