These vulnerabilities affect 800 million computers with Windows 10, and one is yours

New vulnerabilities have been discovered in Windows 10 that have endangered 800 million devices with this operating system, and you will have to update if you do not want to be in danger.

Among all these vulnerabilities, two are related to remote code execution (critical character) and that can lead to a worm-like infection, that is, those that pass from one device to another in the same computer network. Specifically, they are called CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182.

Microsoft, in the mouth of Simon Pope, director of incident response, has confirmed that all these vulnerabilities “affect all compatible versions of Windows 10, ” including server versions. Other affected versions of Windows would be Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2.

In this way, according to the latest data on the table, there would be 800 million computers with Windows 10 in danger.

These security notices warn that ” an attacker who successfully exploits a vulnerability could execute arbitrary code to install programs on the target computer, changing or deleting data, or creating new accounts with full user rights .” You could say that it is something that is familiar to us with what happened recently with BlueKeep.

If you have automatic updates enabled in Windows 10 you should not worry, and it is likely that during the next hours or days you will download and apply the updates automatically. But if you have deactivated Windows 10 updates or do not want to wait, you can always go directly to Windows Update and click on the “check for updates” button to download them for the moment.

 [Source: forbes ]


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