Microsoft discovers security risk where you thought there were none

WiFi off? Ethernet unplugged? Hackers are locked out, for now, right? Nope.


Windows Update has a patch for the flaw, which Microsoft lists here, along with the 21 other flaws it patched yesterday, and discusses in more detail here.

It's enough to make you think running Windows while walking around an uncontrolled environment connecting invisibly with networks and devices of uncertain origin, coding and intent could be risky – or at least, more risky than we thought.

It's unsettling to think wireless networking could be even more insecure, but you know Microsoft: always pushing for that little extra bit of value. To someone.

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