Words are wonderful things.

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.

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