Exploits Surface for Windows Flaws

Hackers have been working overtime since Tuesday's disclosure by Microsoft of three critical holes in the Windows operating system. Less than 48 hours after the release of patches for the vulnerabilities, new exploit code turned up for at least two of the flaws.

Microsoft confirmed that code was now public to exploit the vulnerabilities within plug and play technology, and code was also circulating to exploit the Internet Explorer flaws as well. "Microsoft is disappointed that certain security researchers have breached the commonly accepted industry practice of withholding vulnerability data so close to update release and have published exploit code, potentially harming computer users," a company spokesperson said in a statement.

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