Windows is bad for your health. I hope you already know that. Just in case you don’t learn another reason Windows is malware.
Another reason Windows is malware
ZDNet tells you almost everything you need to know about the latest online security problem discovered with Windows:
A little-known Windows feature will create a file that stores text extracted from all the emails and plaintext-files found on your PC, which sometimes may reveal passwords or private conversations.
The problem centers on a surreptitious file called WaitList.dat that stores the text of every file that’s indexable on your file. The file is activated if you have ever tried the handwriting feature of Windows.
Once it is on, text from every document and email which is indexed by the Windows Search Indexer service is stored in WaitList.dat. Not just the files interacted via the touchscreen writing feature…
Read more about this latest threat to your online security at ZDNet.com.
Quick Tip: Windows is an online security nightmare. As soon as possible, replace Windows on your computer with Linux.