The US National Security Agency (NSA) discovered a serious flaw in Windows 10 that could expose users to surveillance or serious data breaches. The NSA confirmed that the vulnerability affects Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 and 2019, for which Microsoft has released updates. It said that it flagged the dangerous bug because the Windows 10 flaw “makes trust vulnerable.” In the past, the NSA might have kept the security hole to itself, using it to spy on adversaries.
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Source: Engadget January 14, 2020