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Microsoft patches Windows vulnerabilities exposed in latest Shadow Brokers release

Microsoft patches Windows vulnerabilities exposed in latest Shadow Brokers release

The leaked tools attempt to exploit vulnerabilities that have already been patched, Microsoft says in a statement, so if you bring your system fully up to date, there's no chance hackers can hijack your system. That means that concerned customers should be protected if and only if they've kept their software, as well as Windows version, up-to-date. Friday's leak began for all customers to become a concern in the security community.

Last week, a group calling themselves the ShadowBrokers leaked malware that was used by the NSA to target computers running Windows. "Our blog has more details". Microsoft said that the patches have been fixed for anyone running Windows 7 and beyond - meaning that if you're a Windows XP holdout, you are still vulnerable. It is said that nearly all versions of Microsoft Windows out there are vulnerable to these tools.

Suiche recommended users upgrade to Windows 10 and the range of security flaw mitigations the operating system has built in, which do not exist in older versions such as Windows 7. "Customers still running prior versions of these products are encouraged to upgrade to a supported offering".

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Microsoft typically won't issue security patches for its "unsupported" Windows products, which include Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000 and Windows 2008. It's likely an independent security research firm tipped Microsoft off to these holes, which they promptly patched and never looked back. Microsoft hasn't said as much, though.

"Devices not on this list will not officially receive the Windows 10 Creators Update nor will they receive any future builds from our development branch that we release as part of the Windows Insider Program", Sarkar said.

Security experts say Friday's disclosure is probably another blow to the US spy agency.

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The latest Shadow Brokers release last week also included presentations and files pertaining to collecting data from SWIFT, a financial messaging service that was compromised in the 2016 Bangladesh Bank cyber heist.

"In December 2013, the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies released a report that concluded that the government should not continue to exploit zero-days but instead should disclose all vulnerabilities, except where there is a clear national security need to retain the exploit", the Electronic Frontier Foundation's document explained. Microsoft issued the fix last month, but it's unclear how the company learned of the security issue. It also implies that the VEP approach has largely been a meaningless promise for organizations concerned with protecting their computing environments.

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