Windows PrintNightmare

Microsoft’s “PrintNightmare” bug is bad, and you should update

Researchers at security frim Sangfor recently found a windows vulnerability, named PrintNightmare, that exploits a bug in the Windows Print Spooler to gain access to the operating system and install programs. This can allow hackers to remotely view and delete data, create new user accounts with full user rights, remotely access the computer, it essentially opens the computer up for all sorts of nefarious activity.

Sangfor after discovering the exploit accidentally leaked instructions on how the flaw could be exploited, and now cases of the bug being used have been reported in the wild.

Microsoft has already rolled out fixes for Windows 10, 8, 7, and numerous server versions. Considering that support ended for Windows 7 last year, this shows how seriously Microsoft is taking the issue. Microsoft is urging all Windows users to install the update that fixes the bug in the Print Spooler service.

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Allen Moore
Tech Enthusiast - We all have our vice, mine just tends to use electricity.

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