As the Shadow Brokers lot of NSA Windows Hacking Tools, the users of Windows Operating System are now more concerned regarding the security of their system.
The tools were so powerful that they were able to give remote access to the hacker and compromise the system, with the power of the tools the user can easily run an arbitrary code with root privileges.
To the security concerned users of Windows, Microsoft on 14th April 2017 said that the most of the vulnerabilities have been patched which are used by the Tools and exploits are already patched, The patch was released at the end of the March 2017.
“Most of the exploits that were disclosed fall into vulnerabilities that are already patched in our supported products. Below is a list of exploits that are confirmed as already addressed by an update. We encourage customers to ensure their computers are up-to-date” said Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) Team in their Blog Post.
The vulnerabilities of the Following Tools were patched.
Shadow Brokers Tool Dump still provides a plus to an attacker after all the patches of Windows. As the patch for Windows XP was not released as Microsoft stopped its support for Windows XP.
“Of the three remaining exploits, “EnglishmanDentist”, “EsteemAudit”, and “ExplodingCan”, none reproduces on supported platforms, which means that customers running Windows 7 and more recent versions of Windows or Exchange 2010 and newer versions of Exchange are not at risk.” MSRC team further Explained.
If you are using updated Windows 7, 8 or 10 or even Windows Vista then you need not worry, As the support for Windows Vista was ended a week ago still it has got all the patches for the vulnerability as the Patch was issued in the month of March.
The Windows Users are highly recommended to keep their System up to date, as the updates make sure that your security is high.
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