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Security Update:Microsoft Addresses Shadow Brokers Exploits

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:16

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Windows Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Shadow Brokers published a message that included multiple exploits for Windows and several other common applications.

According to Microsoft, all of the exploits were either previously patched or no longer work on supported versions of Windows and other Microsoft products. Software no longer supported by Microsoft (also known as end-of-life (EOL) software) is particularly at risk for exploitation. Systems that are fully patched are not at risk.

 

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Microsoft Security Post at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/04/14/protecting-customers...

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Windows
  • Windows Server
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista

 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Some of these vulnerabilities, if exploited, could allow an attacker to take control of your computer or disclose sensitive information.

 

HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, refer to Microsoft Security Update at https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance

 

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