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Microsoft is patching a major Windows 10 flaw discovered by the NSA
The IT world is waiting on pins and needles today for a high-profile Microsoft Windows 10 security patch, and now we know why. The US National Security Agency (NSA) discovered a serious flaw in Windows 10 that could expose users to surveillance or serious data breaches, according to the Washington Post. That was backed by Krebs on Security, which reported that the NSA confirmed that it did find a major vulnerability that it passed on to Microsoft.
Here's a good New Year's Tradition that is easy to follow: get out your monthly calendar and mark every second Tuesday of each month as "MS Update" That way, you will be prepared for it and not plan on doing any complicated work using your computer on those days, or shortly after. A friend tells me that in his govt sector job, they would not update their computers on that day, but wait a couple weeks to make sure all the bugs have been worked out.
ABC.net.au wrote: .... The Microsoft patch marks the first time the NSA has publicly claimed credit for prompting a software security update, although the agency said it has alerted companies in the past to flaws in their products....
The NSA and Microsoft said they had not seen any evidence that the flaw had previously been abused, but both urged Windows users to deploy the update as soon as possible.
How do you fix it?...
https://tinyurl.com/tk4hw9v (Microsoft issues urgent Windows security fix after US intelligence tip-off)