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Microsoft’s FIX-IT for the SCADA Shortcut Vulnerability

Redmond’s giants released a fix it solution ( Here ) as a temporary workaround for the un-patched vulnerability and newly discovered Windows vulnerability that criminals are exploiting to extract information out of critical infrastructure computer systems.

Applying the fixit will remove the graphical representation of icons on the Task bar and Start menu bar and replace them with white icons without the graphical representation of the icon.

The good news is that the fix-it option can do the necessary changes automatically for you
The bad news is that you will need to restart your machine,I am not sure if the restart part comes at no cost to critical infrastructure operators.

Note: For all the good folks out there still on Windows 2000 or Windows XP SP2 – start praying – because Microsoft will not be helping you.

Fix-it -- but you will need to restart

Fix-it -- but you will need to restart

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