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NSA Alert: Redmond, You have a problem!
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: January 14, 2020 02:35PM
PBS-Newshour

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10
The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s
Windows 10 operating system that could allow hackers to intercept seemingly
secure communications.

But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off
Microsoft so that it can fix the system for everyone.

Microsoft released a free software patch to fix it Tuesday and credited the agency
for discovering the flaw. The company said it has not seen any evidence that
hackers have used the technique discovered by the NSA.


Wow, a M$ OS with a 'major security flaw', who would of guessed? RollingEyesSmiley5



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Re: NSA Alert: Redmond, You have a problem!
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 14, 2020 02:38PM
Quote
MrNoBody
PBS-Newshour

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10
The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s
Windows 10 operating system that could allow hackers to intercept seemingly
secure communications.

But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off
Microsoft so that it can fix the system for everyone.


Microsoft released a free software patch to fix it Tuesday and credited the agency
for discovering the flaw. The company said it has not seen any evidence that
hackers have used the technique discovered by the NSA.


Wow, a M$ OS with a 'major security flaw', who would of guessed? RollingEyesSmiley5

It's only useful to the NSA if nobody else knows about it, so it was probably already being used by other actors.
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Re: NSA Alert: Redmond, You have a problem!
Posted by: Buzz
Date: January 14, 2020 02:45PM
And of course it happens on the day M$ kills off Win7, expecting Win7 users to "upgrade" to Win10.
Typical.
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Re: NSA Alert: Redmond, You have a problem!
Posted by: rz
Date: January 14, 2020 02:51PM
Why is this news?
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Re: NSA Alert: Redmond, You have a problem!
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 14, 2020 04:55PM
Quote
mikebw
Quote
MrNoBody
PBS-Newshour

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10
The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s
Windows 10 operating system that could allow hackers to intercept seemingly
secure communications.

But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off
Microsoft so that it can fix the system for everyone.


Microsoft released a free software patch to fix it Tuesday and credited the agency
for discovering the flaw. The company said it has not seen any evidence that
hackers have used the technique discovered by the NSA.


Wow, a M$ OS with a 'major security flaw', who would of guessed? RollingEyesSmiley5

It's only useful to the NSA if nobody else knows about it, so it was probably already being used by other actors.

That's exactly what I expected, NSA was probably using it for quite some time, but discovered that someone else found it too. So time to fix it.
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Re: NSA Alert: Redmond, You have a problem!
Posted by: testcase
Date: January 14, 2020 07:49PM
"But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off
Microsoft so that it can fix the system for everyone"



Suuuuuure the NSA is alerting MS as a public safety measure.



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