Windows’ Reporting May Leak PC, Network Data
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December 30, 2013

Via slashdot:

Windows-based PCs may be broadcasting sensitive security information to hackers, competitors and other potential sources of threats to the PC’s owner, according to new report on the Windows Error Reporting crash-response software.

Windows Error Reporting (WER) is a crash-reporting and debugging system built into all versions of Windows since it was first introduced with Windows XP. It was designed to help debug applications and system software by recording error information into log files and preserving memory dumps containing information on the health of the system at the time an applicatio...

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