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HP Users at Risk from Flaws in its Software Update Tool

Hewlett Packard's Software Update Tool has been found with serious vulnerabilities causing a fresh security hazard for the company. The twin threats could allow remote execution of an arbitrary code or lead to exposure of data, both representing serious issues for Hewlett Packard.

Since a lot of people, who might not be enough aware about technological, rely on Hewlett Packard as a reputed brand. These users have greater chances of setting their updates to automatic, posing a compelling threat to the security of their systems, especially from the flaw pertaining to remote access.

For such an exploit to be successful, the user must be made to visit a malware-laden Website on IE6 or on the browser's earlier version. The vulnerabilities make an impact on any HP computer, or any...

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