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Hackers taking advantage of Windows 7

Hackers taking advantage of Windows 7

Microsoft said Thursday that cybercriminals are already hawking booby-trapped versions of just-released Windows 7 operating system software.

“It’s so important for customers to get their copies of Windows from a trusted source,” Joe Williams, general manager, Worldwide Genuine Windows at Microsoft, said in an interview posted at the company’s official website.

“In the last few days we’ve seen reports of illegitimate distributions of the release candidate of our latest Windows operating system, Windows 7, being offered in a way that is designed to infect a customer’s PC with malware.” A nearly-final version of Windows 7 made its world debut on Tuesday, giving people a chance to tell Microsoft what they love or hate about the new-generation operating system.

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