Cybercriminals exploit vulnerability in Windows 10

A newly discovered vulnerability is being actively exploited in Windows 10 by cybercriminals.

Before Microsoft warns. Abused the leak is not sealed yet, so Windows users will be vulnerable for some time.

It is used a vulnerability in a file to make some fonts on screen. Criminals can exploit this flaw to run their own software on your computer, for example to monitor by placing malware.

Although the leak is abused by criminals, Microsoft will not say who do exactly this. Also, it is not known on which scale attacks are carried out or what kind of attack they use herein.

Advice

As long as the leak is not plugged, Microsoft recommends that the preview screens in Windows Explorer switch.

You can also disable the WebClient service and change the name of a specific file. Microsoft describes on its site how does all this.

Second large leak

This is already the second major Windows vulnerability that was discovered this year. In January, the US Secret Service NSA discovered a huge security hole in Windows 10, which criminals could deeply penetrate into computers.

Usually, security holes reported only when they are sealed to prevent the malicious message also brings ideas. In this case, Microsoft is already warns, because criminals already know seem to be.

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