Microsoft released an emergency patch for a critical crack in Windows operating System

SAN FRANSICO - MICROSOFT released an emergency patch on 2/08/2010 (Monday), It is an patch used emergency patch for a 'critical' crack in Windows operating system software that could let hackers take control of computers over the Internet.

"The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if the icon of a specially crafted shortcut is displayed," the US technology giant said in a security bulletin ranked 'Critical.'

The security flaw of the hackers gain control over the system like a local user is rectified by developing this PATCH.

Normal users use their favorite applications on the screen as shortcuts. Certain insecurity in the WINDOWS allowed the hackers to gain control over the system by using malicious code that can harm the local user who is unaware about the hackers.

MICROSOFT routinely works on this problems and releases patch on every second Tuesday of each month of each month but resorts to making patches available 'out of band' when it deems situations dangerous. 'Several families of malware have been attempting to attack this vulnerability,' Microsoft Trustworthy Computing response manager Christopher Budd wrote in a blog post.

'We firmly believe that releasing the update out of band is the best thing to do to help protect our customers.' Some attacks have reportedly been directed at power plants and other vital infrastructure. People using computers running on any version of Windows software were urged to apply the update immediately.
Windows is taking several steps to overcome this problem and the patches will help the users to overcome the attack by the hackers.