• Here are the details of the critical Windows vulnerability the NSA discovered

    5 monthes ago - By WMPoweruser

    We reported yesterday there was a major vulnerability in Windows which undermined the cryptographic foundation of the OS. Today Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability and also details regarding the issue. The “broad cryptographic vulnerability” was discovered by the US National Security Agency , as confirmed by the NSA Director of Cybersecurity Anne Neuberger....
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  • Microsoft patches Windows 10 security flaw discovered by the NSA

    Microsoft patches Windows 10 security flaw discovered by the NSA

    5 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    Microsoft is patching a serious flaw in various versions of Windows today after the National Security Agency discovered and reported a security vulnerability in Microsoft's handling of certificate and cryptographic messaging functions in Windows. The flaw , which hasn't been marked critical by Microsoft, could allow attackers to spoof the digital signature tied to pieces of software, allowing unsigned and malicious code to masquerade as legitimate software.
    The bug is a problem for environments that rely on digital certificates to validate the...
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  • NSA Reports Major Windows 10 Flaw to Microsoft, Patch Coming Today

    NSA Reports Major Windows 10 Flaw to Microsoft, Patch Coming Today

    5 monthes ago - By ExtremeTech

    It's “Patch Tuesday” for Microsoft, and this is an important one. Not only is this the end of the road for Windows 7 , but Microsoft is releasing a major fix for Windows 10 thanks to the National Security Agency. The NSA reportedly uncovered a serious flaw in Windows 10, and it took the unusual but welcome step of telling Microsoft about it. Despite its name, the NSA is not aimed at improving security for the general public. Its goal of gathering intelligence and monitoring national communication networks is not served by patching vulnerabilities when it can weaponize them instead. That's...
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  • Windows 10: NSA reveals major flaw in Microsoft's code

    5 monthes ago - By BBC

    A patch is likely to be announced later although Microsoft insists no hacker has exploited it.
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  • Major Windows flaw was reportedly discovered by the NSA - CNET

    5 monthes ago - By CNET

    This is reportedly the first time Microsoft will credit the NSA with disclosing a vulnerability.
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