The Microsoft warning follows the discovery of ‘PrintNightmare,’ a major zero-day hole in the Windows Print Spooler service that is being actively exploited by hackers to execute malware with system-level privileges remotely (the ultimate goal for attacks).
“This vulnerability notification follows numerous recent Microsoft security problems, like the Exchange server hack that affected hundreds of thousands of users and the big hole identified in the Windows 10 operating system that allowed hackers to impersonate as software companies,” Kahol said.
“In this example, the vulnerability detected in the Print Spooler service can be readily exploited by hackers and utilised to get complete control of users’ PCs, instal programmes, and see and erase data,” he adds of this specific case.
“This is a prime example of the ramifications that can emerge when enterprises utilise a single vendor for both their apps and their security,” he continues.
Microsoft stated in a blog post that it had concluded its investigation and had deployed security fixes to address the vulnerability. “We recommend that you instal these upgrades immediately,” the global behemoth adds. To stay updated with the latest updates on celebrities, Hollywood, sports, technology and business, stay updated with the recent news of The Midget Herald.