Microsoft makes emergency security fix

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  1. Becky

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    This weekend Microsoft was forced to fix a bug which could have allowed hackers to take control of a PC with a single email, whether or not it was opened. The flaw was in the anti-malware software itself (such as Windows Defender): once the software scanned the hostile email, the exploit would have been triggered. Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 were all affected, but the bug has now been fixed.


    Read more at BBC News
     
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    Is this is bad as it sounds... as this seems like an incredibly bad exploit - one of the worst in recent years. The fact that even embedding the exploit in a webpage could trigger it is pretty bad :eek:. At least it was discovered by researchers before it was exploited (from what we know, anyway).

    Here's the CVE on Technet:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/4022344.aspx
     
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