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Vulnerability in Windows 10 could allow gaining administrator privileges

Last weekend, the well-known cybersecurity researcher Jonas Lykkegaard reported a rather serious vulnerability in Windows 10. ll versions of Windows 10 released in the last 2.5 years (as well as Windows 11) are vulnerable to an issue dubbed SeriousSAM and HiveNightmare. Thanks to this bug, an attacker can elevate his privileges and gain access to passwords from user accounts. The vulnerability relates to how Windows 10 controls access to files such as SAM, SECURITY, and SYSTEM: C:\Windows\System32\config\sam C:\Windows\System32\config\security C:\Windows\System32\config\system Let me remind you that these files store information such as hashed passwords for all Windows user accounts, security-related settings, encryption key data, and other important information about the OS kernel configuration. If a potential attacker can read the files, the …

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Microsoft fixes a bug that corrupted FLAC files

Microsoft has fixed a bug in Windows 10 that changed the name, artist, or other metadata in FLAC files, therefore corrupting them. he bug affected several editions of Windows 10 (Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Pro Education and Pro for Workstations), as well as several versions (2004 and 20H2). The problem could arise when editing the metadata of FLAC files containing an ID3 frame with title and artist information before the audio file header. The developers fixed this bug in the KB5003214 preview update released for all supported versions of Windows 10, including Windows 10 21H1, Windows 10 20H2, and Windows 10 2004. The company also published a special PowerShell script to fix files already damaged due to this bug. Although …

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Windows 10 bug causes BSOD when opening a specific path

A bug in Windows 10 causes the OS to crash with a blue screen of death (BSOD) if the user tries to open a specific path in the address bar of the browser or uses other Windows commands. Last week, Twitter posted messages from a security researcher about two vulnerabilities in Windows that could be exploited by cybercriminals in different attacks. The second bug can cause a blue screen of death when trying to open an unusual path. Since October last year, security researcher Jonas Lykkegaard has repeatedly written about a path that immediately crashes Windows 10 and displays a blue screen of death after entering into the address bar of a browser (for example, Chrome),. When developers want to …

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Millions of Windows 7 users refuse to upgrade to Windows 10

In early 2020, Microsoft officially ended support for the Windows 7 operating system. However, millions of Windows 7 users refuse to upgrade to Windows 10. rior to the end of support, ZDNet journalist Ed Bott consulted with some analytics experts and estimated that approximately 200 million PC owners worldwide would ignore the end of support date and continue to use the Windows 7 operating system. Admittedly, this was a rough estimate. During the holiday lull at the end of 2020, the author decided to return to this issue and re-analyze the available reports in order to determine the approximate number of Windows 7 users. Let’s start with the US Government’s Digital Analytics Program, which reports the current, unfiltered total number …

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