Security Bug Affecting Windows 10 and 11

August 2, 2021 11:06 am

Although it has been highly recommended for some time now to update to the newest versions of Windows, just like everything else, there are always risks of threats.  There is a new security bug that is affecting the latest versions of Windows, specifically any versions that are newer than Windows 10 version 1809, according to Microsoft.

 

In order for an attack to happen, the attacker would need to either physically be on the person’s computer, or trick them into downloading files with malware.  With this security vulnerability, which stems from “overly permissive Access Control Lists (ACLs) on multiple system files,” hackers are able to remotely install programs, steal data and passwords, and lock users out of their own PCs.  Once they have access, they can give themselves administrator access, meaning they can view and alter data, create new accounts with user rights, and the list goes on.

 

Luckily, Microsoft will patch this Windows 10 and 11 issue in future security updates, but how can you stay safe in the meantime?  Refraining yourself from clicking on untrustworthy email links and downloading unknown files to your computer is something to always practice and be aware of.  Also, utilizing a reliable anti-malware program is always a good idea.  Even though this security bug can be scary, it is still very important to be up to date with the newest version of Windows!

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