Microsoft Tells Users Not to Press F1 in Win XP

Microsoft Tells Users Not to Press F1 in Win XP

Microsoft Tells Users Not to Press F1 in Win XP

It seems that the issues with Internet Explorer and Windows never go away. Microsoft has released another advisory recently about a vulnerability in VBScript involving older Windows operating systems and IE that could allow malicious users to hijack the PC. The solution is simple: don't use the F1 key if a pop-up tells you to.

Computerworld - Microsoft told Windows XP users today not to press the F1 key when prompted by a Web site, as part of its reaction to an unpatched vulnerability that hackers could exploit to hijack PCs running Internet Explorer (IE).

In a security advisory issued late Monday, Microsoft confirmed the unpatched bug in VBScript that Polish researcher Maurycy Prodeus had revealed Friday, offered more information on the flaw and provided some advice on how to protect PCs until a patch shipped.

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