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Windows 7 and XP are vulnerable to a major security exploit

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by WQ6N, May 16, 2019.

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  1. WQ6N

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  2. KA9JLM

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    Makes me Wanna Cry.

    Win 7 is my favorite everyday Windows OS.

    I am glad Win 98SE is still OK.

    Looks like Vista is OK also.
  3. AA5CT

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    what do you want to bet this was written by a Gen-Z-er?

    Microsoft has put out a warning to those still using its Windows XP,
    Windows 7 or other early operating systems (OS),

  4. WJ4U

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    KA9JLM and KK4NSF like this.
  5. KA8NCR

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    Well, someone has to look after all the geezers still using Windows 2000.
  6. KA2CZU

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    I always considered "early" versions of Windows as commercially accepted malware.

    But that's just me...
  7. AA5CT

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    My experience with COBOL - it tasted like ... chicken -er- BASIC. In a word, verbose.

    Believe it or not, it was a TI 960 "Link Editor" (it linked together independently "assembled" tagged object decks (programs) together into one relocatable "object" code "deck") ... it originally ran on an IBM System/360.

    The assembler was written in FORTRAN ... don't ask me why they used FORTRAN for one and COBOL for the other - those decisions were 'cast' years before I got there; we were just 'picking up the pieces' and making them play on hardware available in the late 80's (moving from the mainframe to DEC VAXes).
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
  8. KK4NSF

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    COBOL???? No. no, no, no, no! It's FORTRAN IV!
  9. KA9JLM

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    Like me.

    I worked on the development of that OS. Office 2000 also.

    That OS rocked in the day. Still works for us Old Farts.
  10. KA8NCR

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    Dave Cutler's grand-baby!

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