New Windows 10 ZeroDay Vulnerability Found What You Need to Know

first_imgMicrosoft’s Windows 10 is suffering from a serious security issue, according to a new report.A security researcher who goes by the handle SandboxEscaper published code to GitHub that allegedly shows how a malicious hacker can gain higher privileges on a Windows 10 machine and wreak havoc. The security vulnerability was earlier reported on by ZDNet.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 The zero-day vulnerability is what’s called a “local privilege escalation.” That means that the vulnerability won’t necessarily allow hackers to gain access to your machine. Instead, the vulnerability, when exploited, will give them more control over your machine after they’ve already hacked it by upping their privileges to administrators.According to ZDNet, which saw the vulnerability in action, SandboxEscaper discovered the vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows Task Scheduler. Hackers can create a malicious .job file to dupe the Task Scheduler to change the user’s permissions. In doing so, it effectively gives the hacker administrator privileges over the entire machine and the opportunity to do what they want on the computer.Interestingly, the hack has only been shown to work on 32-bit Windows 10 versions. However, the security researcher told ZDNet that some tweaks in the hack could allow it to target computers running everything from Windows XP to Windows 10. Whether that will actually happen, however, is unknown.The problem with zero-day vulnerabilities, of course, is that you don’t really have any way of protecting yourself until Microsoft patches the bug. And until that time, hackers could conceivably find the problem and target users.It’s unclear whether the Windows 10 vulnerability has been exploited in the wild. SandboxEscaper is known for revealing vulnerabilities before telling Microsoft. It’s unknown when, or even if, Microsoft will respond with a patch, though the company’s next Patch Tuesday is scheduled for June 11.ZombieLoad Attacks May Affect All Intel CPUs Since 2011: What to Do Now by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisementlast_img

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