Critical vulnerabilities found in Windows again
19.08.2019 0 Comments
Calmly, everything is under control.
Microsoft security experts have discovered and fixed two new vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system. You may be in danger if you use Windows 10 and earlier versions of the OS. Below we explain why it is worth installing an update with a patch as soon as possible.
What kind of vulnerabilities?
According to a Microsoft press release, vulnerabilities with the CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182 indexes were found in the Remote Desktop software tools. They are used to connect to remote computers. Security flaws theoretically allowed the hacker to execute malicious code, delete files from the hard drive, and infect other computers without the user's knowledge. A list of vulnerable versions of Windows is given below.
Windows 7 SP1 Windows Server 2008 (R2 SP1) Windows Server 2012 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 (R2) Windows 10 (all available assemblies)
The good news is that criminals did not know about vulnerabilities, so the likelihood of infection of your computer is minimal. The bad news is not for sure. We cannot verify the statement of Microsoft, according to which information about security holes in Windows did not leave the company. That's why it's best to install the latest updates available for your PC.
How to protect your computer and files on your hard drive?
If automatic updates are enabled on your PC, you don’t need to do anything: the system itself has downloaded and installed the patch. If you turned off automatic OS updates or are not sure if the computer ever installed them at all, go to the system settings and check for available updates.
Open the Start menu and click the gear-shaped icon. Then select “Update and Security” – “Windows Update”. When you see the “Check for Updates” button, click it and follow the on-screen instructions. After some time, the computer will install the available updates, and you will be safe.
Digital security in the modern world is a rather conventional concept. Despite all the measures taken by large companies, new evidence of circumvention of protective systems appears on the Internet. So, this week, hackers managed to trick a Face ID scanner with ordinary glasses, and also hack a MacBook using a modified USB cable on Lightning.
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