Windows security flaw affects 800 million computers

Windows security flaw affects 800 million computers

August 21, 2019 Off By admin

For almost a week, the American Microsoft's digital urges all users of devices running Windows 8.1 and 7 or Windows 10 to do the security update their computer devices as soon as possible.

This is because the American giant has discovered several security flaws that have affected nearly 800 million terminals.

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Of the security vulnerabilities identified, two are particularly critical of CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182. Because it would allow any malicious individual to to take the terminal of their choice without even the user's intervention using simple malware. They are not called "faults" wormable." These various flaws are reminiscent of the vulnerability known as the 'Bluekeep' name that the American giant corrected not so long ago precisely during the month of June. Therefore Microsoft urges users not to delay updating their Windows version, especially when you know that it's several million or more hundreds of millions of terminals that have been affected.

Microsoft also reports that other versions could be affected by its flaws in this case Windows Server 2008 and 2012. However computers still using Windows XP are not affected by this vulnerability, this is not the case under the Bluekeep flaw.

"An attacker who would be able to exploit these vulnerabilities could run code arbitrary on the target system. He would then be able to install programs, display, edit or delete data, or even delete data create new accounts with the most advanced user rights," Microsoft officials explained.

Both vulnerabilities were discovered under the Remote Desktop Service Package (Windows Remote Desktop Services).This feature of Windows, it is recalled, allows users to have access to their computer remotely and to control it by through a local or Internet network. Unfortunately, a tool was supposed to help the user, can now be used against him. For this reason, Microsoft urgently requires the updating of compromised versions.

To initiate this update, log in to Internet. Then go to the "update and security" settings. Select the "search for updates" option and install the patch security that will be available.

Lately we must admit that several security flaws have been discovered by Microsoft. On the one hand, it is a good thing, because it will correct all the vulnerabilities that have arisen so far. This will protect the user in a certain context. But in another sense, we keep questioning the quality of security that Windows devices offer us. Meanwhile, users are urged to be vigilant. Their use of their terminals is first and foremost one of the main consequences of any dangers that could threaten their personal data.

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