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Microsoft releases patch for Windows zero-day flaw found by Google

Last month, security researchers at Google’s Project Zero released details of a zero-day vulnerability in Windows that was being actively exploited.

Hacklers were taking advantage of a Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver security flaw (CVE-2020-117087) to gain elevated privileges in Windows 7, 8, and 10, as well as Windows Server 2008 and higher. As part of yesterday’s Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft has now issued a fix for the vulnerability.

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Known as the “Windows Kernel Local Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability”, CVE-2020-17087 was revealed to…

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