Key Windows Tools Vulnerable to Hackers Researcher Disappears

first_imgThere’s a serious vulnerability in the Windows Task Scheduler, according to Twitter user SandboxEscaper (via The Register). Specifically, it resides in the Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC) interface, a Windows mechanism that helps a client process communicate with a server process.The vulnerability could allow hackers to gain administrative access on a Windows system.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-escalation-flaw-mystery?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 According to the mysterious researcher, who deleted his or her Twitter account soon after disclosing the vulnerability and declaring “I don’t [expletive] care about life anymore,” the flaw is known as an elevation-of-privilege bug.This means that if you download and run a malicious piece of software, it can gain access to privileges it shouldn’t have, such as those assigned to system administrators.CERT Coordination Center analyst Will Dormann confirmed that the vulnerability exists in a fully-patched Windows 10 system. He is “currently unaware of any workarounds.”MORE: Best Free Windows Antivirus SoftwareA Microsoft spokesperson told The Register that the company will “proactively update impacted devices as soon as possible.” The next scheduled Microsoft round of patches comes out on Sept. 11, so we will likely have to wait until  then.This isn’t the first time researchers have uncovered such a vulnerability in Windows systems. Just a few weeks ago, a group of Israeli security experts at the Black Hat security conference revealed an elevation-of-privilege vulnerability resulting from Cortana’s data retrieval process. Recent updates patched this flaw.And in June, the company released an update to Windows 365 to patch a similar bug in Microsoft Outlook.While unpatched vulnerabilities can be scary, remember that no one has actually exploited this flaw yet. 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