Windows Media Player 7 has a security breach
Microsoft has repeatedly made negative advertising about a security breach. As the expert Georgi Guninski announced, there is again a security risk.
A security hole in Windows Media that can be exploited via Internet Explorer Player 7 enables reading of files on the local hard drive, which can lead to complete control over the PC. Once again, it is an ActiveX control that is responsible for the security hole. Affected are all PCs on which Windows 98/ME or Windows 2000 is running as the operating system and on which Windows Media Player 7 is installed. The only known countermeasure is to deactivate Active Scripting in Internet Explorer. Although the manufacturer was informed on December 26th, 2000, there is still no official statement. If you want more detailed information, you can do so here . (only in English)