This Security Advisory has as its purpose to enable Windows Sidebar to block potentially vulnerable gadgets. To better understand how Windows Sidebar Protection helps block installed gadgets from running in Windows Sidebar, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 941411.
The additional references may also be of interest as well as the links to Sidebar Gadgets in Windows Vista Customizations bookmarks.
- Inspect Your Gadget (MSDN) - outlines best practices for secure programming that should be followed when building gadgets.
- Gadgets for Windows Sidebar Security (MSDN) -- contains information about the security model of the Windows Sidebar.
- Six safety tips for using gadgets with Windows Vista (Microsoft) -- provides guidance on downloading and using gadgets safely.
- Update to Improve Windows Sidebar Protection (Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 943411)
Windows Sidebar Protection update for Windows Vista (Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 941411