Windows 10 warning: If you’ve missed this update, your PC is in serious danger

Windows 10 warning: If you’ve missed this update, your PC is in serious danger

In a post on its security pages, the CISA said: “We are aware of publicly available and functional proof-of-concept (PoC) code that exploits CVE-2020-0796 in unpatched systems. Although Microsoft disclosed and provided updates for this vulnerability in March 2020, malicious cyber actors are targeting unpatched systems with the new PoC, according to recent open-source reports.

“CISA strongly recommends using a firewall to block SMB ports from the internet and to apply patches to critical- and high-severity vulnerabilities as soon as possible.”

It’s unclear if any real-world attacks have taken place yet, but one researcher – known as Chompie1337 – has already managed to create a proof of concept which can take full advantage of anyone without the latest patch installed.

Published at Wed, 10 Jun 2020 05:46:00 +0000