Apparently, the NSA discovered a vulnerability in Windows 10 and reported it to Microsoft. The US company, in turn, uses the upcoming rollout of updates for Windows 10 to close the gap. Since the security vulnerability is obviously easy to exploit, the BSI also advises that the update be installed urgently and as soon as possible.
In Windows 10 (buy now) an apparently very large security hole is closed by an update. Already had yesterday Websites like wccftech have been informed of the rumors, according to which government agencies such as the US military had already received the update. Today, the vulnerability is now closed to the general public as part of the usual updates for Windows 10. Like our colleagues from PC Games Hardware report, the NSA (National Security Agency) was responsible for uncovering the vulnerability and reported it to Microsoft. This is quite unusual, since the NSA has already exploited other gaps itself instead of reporting them.
BSI strongly recommends an update
In the current case even warns the BSI (Federal Office for Information Security) of the possible danger and strongly advises to update Windows 10 in a timely manner. Windows versions Server 2016 and Server 2019 are also affected. The BSI has checked the information from the NSA and classifies the vulnerability as critical, but also announces that no cases have yet been recorded in which the damaged area has already been used. However, since the vulnerability can obviously be exploited very easily, the BSI emphasizes the urgency of an update.
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