Saturday, August 24

Microsoft warns 800 million Windows 10 computers in danger

Windows users, restrict what you do on your computer because Microsoft has made important warnings on all versions of Windows, including any version of Windows 10 and recommends users to take immediate action.

Posted in his security response Center, Microsoft said that they had discovered two serious vulnerabilities of the remote Code controller (RCE) being ‘ wormable ‘. This means that they can be weaponry to launch malicious software that automatically jumps from PC to PC, spreading around the world without any user action. And potentially hundreds of millions of computers are vulnerable to attack.

According to Forbes Magazine, in a statement, Simon Pope, director of Microsoft’s incident response, has confirmed the vulnerabilities affecting “All supported editions of Windows 10, including the server version “. In addition, Mr. Pope also confirms that “other affected Windows versions are Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 “-These are important platforms although there is much less market share.

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Pope stressed speed is crucial, stating: it is important that the affected systems have to be patched as quickly as possible, while ZDNet warns the user that now is the race to patch before the attacks are conducted.

The level of concern is understandable, especially for Windows 10. On May 3/2019, Microsoft claimed to have 800 million computers running Windows 10 and in advisory security Advisory, warning: “An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code on the target. Then, the attacker can install programs, view, change or delete data, or create new accounts with full user rights “.

To patch these vulnerabilities, go to CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182, find your version of Windows in the ‘ Security update privacy and download appropriate fixes ‘ section. Microsoft is pushing this update out to Windows Update, but, as Mr. Pope warns, it is best to act immediately.

Microsoft admits the nature of these vulnerabilities resembles BlueKeep, a serious problem that led to the U.S. government warning in June 6. In fact, ZDNet has labeled them BlueKeep II and BlueKeep III.

Millions of users around the world refuse to update the Windows version, but in this case, the threat is immediate, very strong spread. So please update your PC and advise others to do the same.