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Exclamation Microsoft Makes Emergency Security Fix - 05-09-2017, 14:37 | posts: 11,479 | Location: UK

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Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email.

The unusual bug, in Microsoft anti-malware software such as Windows Defender, could be exploited without the recipient even opening the message.

Researchers working for Google's Project Zero cyber-security outfit discovered the flaw at the weekend.

The fix has been specially pushed out hours before the software giant's weekly Tuesday security update.

Hackers could exploit the flaw simply by sending an infected email, instant message or getting the user to click on a web browser link.

Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server operating systems are affected by the bug.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39856391
   
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Google does like to find these vulnerabilities in Windows don't they?
   
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Google does like to find these vulnerabilities in Windows don't they?
Well, they're doing Microsoft's job for them, it seems.
   
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Default 05-09-2017, 17:31 | posts: 4,843

I've disabled defender in group policy now anyway. So too with flash.
   
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Default 05-10-2017, 13:09 | posts: 1,100 | Location: Into the light

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Well, they're doing Microsoft's job for them, it seems.
Google must buy Windows Division from M$,ASAP.
   
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Default 05-22-2017, 14:21 | posts: 19

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Interesting that this doesn't affect Windows 7, Vista, or XP.
Windows 8+ Ouch.
   
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