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That curiosone of Windows Media Player

Flying update for Windows Media Player. The PC version, in fact, had some features that could potentially be an open "hole" for security. In particular WMP, they discovered some "bugs hunters" tracked in a cookie the information related to each DVD viewed. The most serious thing that WMP was attempting to contact a remote Microsoft server that contains DVD title information while sending a machine identification code. By combining the data, the cookie was able to provide, on request, a detailed list of the films seen on a particular and specific computer. Since Microsoft did not provide any specific information on how this data was processed, any speculation in this regard could be legitimized even if Microsoft denied that the cookie could be used to identify a specific computer and therefore to start specific marketing campaigns. Now Microsoft has announced that have modified the system with which WMP interrogates the database in a more transparent way and provides feedback to the user.