A security researcher, Roel Schouwenberg, has revealed that Microsoft is putting its best efforts to make up for Windows shortcut vulnerability. But according to another expert, there is no such thing and within two weeks, it could deliver the product.
Schouwenberg said that he based his predictions on a patch of Windows shortcut that violated the security standards and as the Company has never been into such issues of security threats, so it doesn’t have security processes.
Microsoft has confirmed the blunder and it has promised to deliver another patch, though it didn’t declare any deadline for the same.
It has been found that all versions of Windows are threatened to get assaulted. It also includes the latest version beta of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and the older versions Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000.
The hackers abused the shortcut bug to access the computers of a number of customers of Siemens. The use of infected USB flash drives by the hackers also poses a greater risk as it spreads attackers’ attack code by this means.
The security code, which is used by Microsoft, is the same as used for ages. It has not been upgraded and that has landed the Company in trouble, Schouwenberg said. He is apprehensive if Microsoft would be able to deliver a new patch soon, but the Company is shrewd enough to come up with some ideas to dispatch it as soon as possible.