Microsoft recently patched a critical security flaw that may have existed in version of Windows since 95. IBM security researchers identified this 19 year old glitch earlier this year and notified the OS giant themselves privately in May.
This rare bug allows the Hacker to remotely execute the code on a affected machine by just making a user visit a Particular URL in Internet Explorer. If the IBM are to be believed then this bug was found firstly on Internet Explorer 3.0 onwards and Every current version of Windows is affected due to his BUG.
Robert Freeman, an IBM researcher said “This vulnerability has been sitting in plain sight for a long time despite many other bugs being discovered and patched in the same Windows library,” Although Microsoft may be providing this Fix for Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Vista, there is still no word on the fix for Microsoft Windows XP for which Microsoft discontinued the Support earlier this year.
So as of now, any attack on Windows XP user will not be failed since no fix is there for Windows XP. Although there are no reported instances of this Bug been exploited earlier, yet it has been rated 9.3 on the scale of 10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) so it’s well worth patching through Windows Update if you haven’t already done it.
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