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Vulnerability in Windows Help and Support Center

New vulnerability in Help and Support Center is very dangerous and being exploited in the wild.

Please be aware of a new vulnerability that could infect your computer from either a poisoned website or an email attachment.

If your computer is infected any access to Windows Help and Support center can be hijacked and open you up to complete control of your computer by the attacker.

There is no patch from Microsoft out yet, but we are deploying work-arounds and other controls citywide that should protect your City computers.

As always, we advise you to be extra vigilant when browsing the internet and to treat any links received in email messages with extreme caution.