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Flaw opens alien program to invaders

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A security bug has been discovered in the screensaver software used by millions of people to search for alien messages in radio telescope signals. The bug could be used to invade computer systems worldwide, a Dutch computer student says.

Berend-Jan Wever, at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, found that a sending a specially crafted update to the SETI@home program installed on a user's computer forces it to run unauthorised code. This could be exploited to gain control of the machine.

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I got a totally different thought when I first read the title

of this thread. ohmy.gif ('space invaders'?) laugh.gif

But seriously, I'm glad someone found the 'bug'.

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