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Microsoft hacks W7, making vulnerable to easy attack.

by James Denison / April 4, 2018 12:26 PM PDT

Deliberate? Hopefully not, but they have been pushing Windows 10 quite hard.

"Microsoft's early patches for Intel's Meltdown CPU vulnerability created an even bigger problem in Windows 7 that allowed any unprivileged application to read kernel memory.

Microsoft's January and February patches stopped the Meltdown bug that exposed passwords in protected memory, but security researcher Ulf Frisk has discovered that the patches introduced a far worse kernel bug, which allows any process to read and write anywhere in kernel memory."

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I Believe MS Has Released A Patch For The Win7 Kernel Vuln
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 4, 2018 5:34 PM PDT

Post was last edited on April 4, 2018 5:35 PM PDT

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(NT) good catch

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