New Windows 10 Remote Hacking Threat Confirmed—Homeland Security Says Update Now

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The Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Agency, urges Windows 10 users to apply security … [+] update now

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is no stranger to recommending that Windows users apply security updates as a matter of some urgency. Exactly one month ago to the day, on September 18, it released a rare Emergency Directive compelling federal agency Windows Server users to update one such update within three days. This time around there is no such requirement to comply, nor is there any evidence of the threat in question being exploited in the wild. But when CISA says an attacker could use this new vulnerability to take control of an affected Windows 10 system and encourages users to apply the emergency update, you’d be advised to pay attention nonetheless.
What is CVE-2020-17022?
No sooner had the monthly Patch Tuesday rollout of security fixes, which covered 87 vulnerabilities of which 11 were deemed critical, come and gone than Microsoft confirmed two more out-of-band security updates on Thursday, October 15. Although rated “important” rather than critical by Microsoft, both could enable an attacker to take control of your Windows system by way of a remote code execution exploit. …

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