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More than a billion Windows users are at risk

Microsoft has warned Windows users about two critical vulnerabilities that have not yet been closed and are currently being exploited by hackers. 


These vulnerabilities are present in Windows 7, 8.1 and all supported versions of Windows 10. Thus, the entire billion active Windows 10 users are at risk, as are those using earlier versions of the operating system.

Both vulnerabilities relate to the Adobe Type Manager Library and allow remote code launch. Attackers can use them by forcing a user to open a specially crafted document or view it using a preview function. According to Microsoft, the vulnerabilities have already been used in a "limited" number of targeted attacks.

The vulnerability correction is currently being prepared by the company and is likely to be released as part of a planned update on April 14.

However, the "patch" will not be available to ordinary Windows 7 users. As Microsoft stressed, support for this version of the OS stopped on January 14, 2020. Only users of extended paid Windows 7 ESU support will receive the patch.

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