It would be far easier to explain what the consequences weren’t. If the US defence systems were running Windows 7, at this rate,
all-out nuclear war could be a possibility if someone was determined enough and the end-user was unlucky enough.
The fact of the matter is, this vulnerability opens up Windows 7 like a cracked nut; exposing the possibility of a malware attack instigated unknowingly by the end user at any given time. But for the reasoning behind Microsoft’s decision
not to fix this unholy flaw not only shows their arrogance, but also their inability to listen to some of the most influential and experienced people on the web.
Look at the wording! And we all know how journalists love to copy each other. this could turn into a Vista-esque PR-disaster in the long run.