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    Microsoft reports ‘critical’ flaw in Windows 7 and older

    A critical flaw has been discovered in Windows 7 and older versions, Microsoft warned on Tuesday, urging customers to install a patch as soon as possible to avoid an incident similar to the WannaCry ransomware attack, which infected computers around the world.
    The vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction, which means that any malware using this flaw could propagate from computer to computer like the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017.
    “It is important that affected systems are patched as quickly as possible to prevent such a scenario from happening,” said Simon Pope, director of incident response at Microsoft. “In response, we are taking the unusual step of providing a security update for all customers to protect Windows platforms, including some out-of-support versions of Windows.”
    The flaw, which Microsoft described as “critical,” enables an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
    If you have Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008, go to the Microsoft website (click here) or use Windows Update. If you have Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, click here to download the patch from the Microsoft website.
    There is currently no indication that the flaw is already being exploited, but Microsoft said it is “highly likely” that malicious actors will soon write an exploit to incorporate it into malware. Systems running Windows 8 and Windows 10 are not affected.

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    Microsoft reports ‘critical’ flaw in Windows 7
    That made me laugh.

    seriously laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    That made me laugh.

    seriously laugh.
    Were you expecting 'glitch'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Were you expecting 'glitch'?
    Those are Features.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    Since they just install whatever they like in updates without explaining what it is why did they even expose there was an issue? Now hackers are working overtime to exploit it before folks can get the update. More dumb MS stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATruepatriot View Post
    Since they just install whatever they like in updates without explaining what it is why did they even expose there was an issue? Now hackers are working overtime to exploit it before folks can get the update. More dumb MS stuff.
    Because not enough people are buying Win10 to suit them. So, Bill Gates decided it was time to make people scared not to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Because not enough people are buying Win10 to suit them. So, Bill Gates decided it was time to make people scared not to.
    That actually makes sense. It would be their MO based on history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Because not enough people are buying Win10 to suit them. So, Bill Gates decided it was time to make people scared not to.
    And that extortion and vulnerability is exactly why I went to Linux.



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    So, pop into "Services" and disable Remote Desktop. That was fookin' hard...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fedupinmo View Post
    So, pop into "Services" and disable Remote Desktop. That was fookin' hard...
    This was always the FIRST thing I did with a new MS computer.



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