Microsoft issues fix for critical exploit in Windows Defender found by Google


This weekend, Google Project Zero researchers Tavis Ormandy and Natalie Silvanovich took to Twitter to announce they have discovered a “crazy bad” loophole in Microsoft’s built-in Windows anti-malware software package that leaves your system susceptible to remote attacks. What is particularly scary is that the attack could take place over email – without even reading or opening the full email. .@natashenka Attack works against a default install, don’t need to be on the same LAN, and it’s wormable. 🔥 — Tavis Ormandy (@taviso) May 6, 2017 The security experts proceeded to say they have reported the issue to Microsoft, adding that further…

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