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[ NNSquad ] Microsoft's overblown warning about Windows Gadgets

Microsoft's overblown warning about Windows Gadgets

http://j.mp/M5cb91  (ars technica)

   "Microsoft has warned that a Gadgets feature included in Vista and
    later versions of Windows could allow attackers to hijack end-user
    machines and has taken the unusual step of issuing a temporary update
    that allows it to be completely disabled."

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In my opinion, this is overblown.  Just like with any other programs,
if you get them from sources you trust, I wouldn't be overly
concerned.  There are many Windows Gadgets that provide quite useful
functionality, and there's no good reason to kill them all if you
exercise reasonable care.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
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