We checked and yup, it’s no longer 2001. And yet you can pwn a Windows box via Notepad.exe

Source: The Register

Article note: I just remember the "complex text handling for things like internationalization exposes an unacceptable amount of complex surface area" vs. "inclusion, compatibility, configurability, pretty" discussions getting brutal way back when. The "no" side lost hard. Now, as usually happens in these things, the "yes" side's legacy is currently losing.

Google guru shows how WinXP-era text code grants total control

Patch Tuesday  Software buried in Windows since the days of WinXP can be abused to take complete control of a PC with the help of good ol' Notepad and some crafty code.…

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