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  • ALERT: Computer Problems Jan 2006

    Some of you may have heard about the high security alert for computers that has been announced.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...ry/912840.mspx
    which is written in MS tech speak.

    1. MS security patch is due to be released week of Jan 10th.

    2. Until you download and install that patch do not open any Email attachment that has the 'dot extension' of wmf. WMF is a type of graphic file used in windows and stands for Windows Meta File. The most common graphic file format is .jpg, which as far as I know is not affected.

    3. It is possiable a virus (yet to be discovered) could infecte your computer by opening a .wmf file from an internet web site. Until the patch is released, and System Admin's patch their Windows based Servers, you should be very careful about opening a *.wmf file.

    Phil

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    Unfortunately you don't have to consciously open a wmf file to get infected with this one. And it has the possibility of coming to you in a variety of ways including Instant Messaging. Microsoft has no fix currently, but there is a patch which is supposed to work Read about it here. There is also a link to the patch in that article.

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      Thats good to know. I do all my patterns in either WMF or PDF.
      I will either have to change that or wait till the coast is clear.
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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      • #4
        security patch

        Windows has issued a security patch. Heres a link http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...00601_WMF.mspx Dale
        Dale w/ yella saws

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