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Mega Exploit Found on Windows 10 Update Immediately

Mega Exploit Found on Windows 10 Update Immediately

Windows 10 exploit that was discovered and how you absolutely need to update Windows right now, this is what we might consider a "Mega Exploit" and it was actually announced by the NSA as being discovered and delivered to Microsoft so they could patch it now.

The reason, this is kind of a big deal you might have already guessed is if you're not familiar with how that government works in security agencies in particular they don't just give out their secrets they like to collect exploits they'd like to be able to use them on for spying that sort of thing. 

If they found a exploit that is so bad that they had to actually felt that they needed to give it to Microsoft to patch on all Windows 10 devices, it is a huge deal now fortunately Microsoft did release a patch and this patch was actually released on Tuesday but it's still worth making this post because a lot of you might have other devices around your home that you have not updated yet like maybe a laptop that you haven't used in a week and you need to update it now.

How To Update Windows 10

You need to go to your computer either go to the shutdown button and see if it says "update and shutdown" or go to the Settings menu for updates then update menu and click update now, because here's the thing if you have a laptop you're not using or whatever the next time you go to use it you're not gonna think know what the first thing I should do is wait for it to update instead of doing it for the thing you went to use it for or even if you're reading this at work I've set a reminder on your phone so as soon as you get home you'll remember to update.

Why this Update is Important ?

There are several reasons why this is pretty urgent, first of all like I said this is unprecedented as far as I'm aware the NSA or maybe even any other security agency has never publicly announced an exploit they found to give the Microsoft, they might have done it in the past for like little ones in private but net nothing this major and it suggests to me possibly this is my opinion that if they're doing this it might mean that they know that other government agencies around the world also know about this exploit and have either already begun exploiting it or they're about to find out and that it is literally a matter of national security that's one of the few reasons.

I think they would do this is because they felt there was an actual urgent need to release this publicly and undoubtedly attackers and hackers around the world have probably been developing tools to take advantage of this exploit for people possibly like you who have not updated yet and interestingly the NSA actually made a tweet on their official Twitter account posting information about this exploit as you can see below :-

Without getting into too much detail it basically has to do with Windows cryptographic functions so encryption basically which is incredibly important in all aspects of computers some interesting quotes about this exploit from the document is that it says allows attackers who defeat trusted network connections and deliver executive all code while appearing as legitimately trusted entities and this includes HTTP connections signed files and emails and signed executive, all's so really anything that requires trusted certificates which is basically everything could be exploited so the hacker could literally completely take over your computer potentially and this is another really important point they say that attackers will understand the underlying flaw quickly and remote exploitation tools will likely be made quickly and widely available..

Basically saying you need to patch this immediately because hackers and enemy government security agencies around the world are going to immediately know the implications of this exploit and be able to take advantage of it and will start to take advantage of it and another really important reason to do it now and not later is because they could use this exploit to install malicious software on your computer that will possibly persist even after you patch it so kind of once they're in you can't kick them out again easily so you need to do this right now immediately.

Another thing worth mentioning quickly is Xbox one also runs off Windows 10 a version of it at least so I haven't read anything saying you need to update your Xbox and that it is vulnerable but in my opinion just to be safe you should probably make sure that your Xbox is also up-to-date so to be 100% clear the patch has been released by Microsoft is available and if you run automatic updates or you have updated since Tuesday you are safe from this exploit but if you've not done that on all of your computers you need to do that right now.

Stop Using Windows 7 Now

Also if you're still using Windows 7 you need to update that to Windows 10 now it has reached its end of life so Windows 7 is no longer secure, I already created the post on it of  how to update from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free you can read it here. But just be aware that if you're using Windows 7 you need to update.

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There is a major exploit for Windows 10 released but still you got to do it anyway so anyway if you have updated your Windows 10 then you are secured.

So this is the latest update on Windows 10, keep visiting Qasimtricks for more contents like this.

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