Kill the Sidebar

A security warning from Microsoft that everyone needs to act on. There appear to be some ugly security holes in the sidebar and gadgets in Windows 7 that can be exploited by the bad guys. Microsoft has issued a Fix It to kill these features.

If you have not already done so, click the link and kill the sidebar.

You’ll be doing yourself and all of us a favor.

Please spread the word about this problem and the fix for it.

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4 Responses to Kill the Sidebar

  1. Phineas says:

    Interesting. I don’t use the sidebar, and the only gadgets on the desktop are the clock and a weather thingy. I wonder if I still need to do this?

  2. Gaius says:

    Yeah, you do. The vulnerability is there whether you use the sidebar actively or not. I tried just turning the sidebar off – and a startup program on my computer still loaded a gadget.

  3. Phineas says:

    Ah, thanks. Time to go kill me some gadgets.

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