Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Don't Press the F1 Key?

Microsoft has issued an advisory telling users of XP to NOT press the F1 key if prompted by a website, because that could run a nasty script. The exploit was revealed on Friday by a Polish researcher, and Microsoft hasn't had time to patch it yet.

A better solution, however, is to stop running Windows Internet Explorer and start running a more secure browser like Firefox. The best solution is to just not run Windows at all, of course. Maybe I'll switch to Linux eventually...