U.S. says Windows vulnerable to attack

The federal government says there is new evidence that an attack is being planned on computers using Microsoft's Windows.

The Department of Homeland Security issued an updated advisory this week about possible hacker attacks on computers running Microsoft operating systems. The advisory warns that several working exploits are now in widespread distribution on the Internet.

"These exploits provide full remote system level access to vulnerable computers," the advisory states.

Microsoft issued a patch to plug the hole two weeks ago.

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News source: C|NET News

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