Microsoft and NSA say a security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers

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Microsoft has released a security patch for a dangerous vulnerability affecting hundreds of millions of computers running Windows 10.

The vulnerability is found in a decades-old Windows cryptographic component, known as CryptoAPI. The component has a range of functions, one of which allows developers to digitally sign their software, proving that the software has not been tampered with. But the bug may allow attackers to spoof legitimate software, potentially making it easier to run malicious software — like ransomware — on a vulnerable computer.


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  • kltaylor
    kltaylor Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Please ensure that your OS security patches are installed and the OS version is up-to-date.
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
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    Johnrene
  • texastig
    texastig Member Posts: 1
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    As always Microsoft lies.


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  • Joemoose
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    Not sure about lying, but Windows 7 is no longer supported. You’ll need to upgrade to 10 or switch operating systems.

    Marckltaylor
  • kltaylor
    kltaylor Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    I agree with @Marc, not sure how you came to the conclusion about Microsoft lying since there's no context with your claim and screenshot.

    Microsoft, while good or bad has made it clear that they want the Windows community running on one version of their OS.  Killing off Windows 7 is just a tactic towards that goal.
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  • John
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    This security buy is certainly very well timed....  ;)
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