Widows cursor flaw exposes 'WoW' to hack attacks

If you're running World of Warcraft on a Windows machine, you may well be subject to account hacking that could result in your in-game assets being fleeced.

According to BBC News, a flaw in the way Windows deals with animated cursors opens the door to hackers and potentially allows them to invade users' PCs.

For WoW players, this is potentially dangerous--and therefore an attractive target to the hackers--because their accounts can be filled with valuable weapons, gold and other items which can then be sold by the thieves.

Microsoft said it has issued a patch for the flaw.

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