Two E-crime Specialists Hack into Windows XP PC

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thief.gifThe demonstration took place Monday at an event sponsored by Get Safe Online–a joint initiative of the U.K. government and industry.

At the event, which was aimed at heightening security awareness among small businesses, two members of the U.K. government intelligence group Serious Organized Crime Agency connected a machine running Windows XP with Service Pack 1 to an unsecured wireless network.

The machine was running no antivirus, firewall, or anti-spyware software and contained a sample target file of passwords to be stolen. For more see Microsoft exec calls XP hack ‘frightening’