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Microsoft urged users to immediately apply two of the 11 updates, which address major bugs in Windows Media Player and an important video file format, to block drive-by attacks that will quickly spread on the Web.  The media player bug is a movies-to-malware situation, where you’re watching a video but actually being hijacked by a PC hacker.

Another series of patches addresses vulnerability in Windows, XP, Vista & Server 2007 that if not corrected, could be used o hijack a PC if “a user opened a specially crafted .avi file containing an MPEG Layer-3 audio stream.

In all, the patches fixed five flaws that were flagged “important” by Microsoft, another one was tagged moderate and last 5 were deemed critical.

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