I was amused this morning by a quote from a potentially serious article in The Register from a Microsoft spokesman about a potential threat to Windows where a virus/worm may hide itself in the registry due to a quirk in the way applications read it:-
“Our early analysis indicates that this attempt to bypass these features is not a software security vulnerability, but a function within the operating system that could be misused,” the company said in a statement. “Microsoft is reviewing the report to determine further details and whether there is any potential impact for customers and will provide appropriate customer guidance if necessary.”
OK, so, it’s not a security flaw, it’s feature which naughty people may use.. So, that’s OK then, obviously.