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    MS Gadgets - severe security risk and MS solution

    This is a discussion on MS Gadgets - severe security risk and MS solution within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; MS are very worried about hackers ability to control your PC via unsecure Gadgets. They recommend a complete fix as ...

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      MS are very worried about hackers ability to control your PC via unsecure Gadgets. They recommend a complete fix as here Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerabilities in Gadgets could allow remote code execution and not just turning Gadgets off. Applies to all editions of W7 and Vista.

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      Re: MS Gadgets - severe security risk and MS solution

      Disabling the Gadgets completely is the only thing they could think of? I could be wrong but this may be MS trying to get complete control of the available Gadgets, just as Apple have with their Apps.

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      Re: MS Gadgets - severe security risk and MS solution

      It's very noticeable that Windows 8 doesn't have any Gadgets - essentially the Metro interface is the App desktop.

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      Re: MS Gadgets - severe security risk and MS solution

      Thanks for that.

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