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Windows 10: vulnerability of Cortana, allows access to PC | Fix available

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Published on Jun 13, 2018

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Microsoft has released in the last few hours of the usual Patch Tuesday that Windows users 10 should download and install to eliminate at the source any risk to suffer a hacker attack via a vulnerability of Cortana. The security flaw was discovered and documented by the researchers of McAfee (see details in SOURCE), and it is proper to premise, that, while being serious, the chance that it may be exploited requires that the hacker have physical access to the PC.

Specifically, the digital assistant of Microsoft, integrated into all versions of Windows 10, it may be invoked from the lock screen to run malicious software. Having physical access to the PC, the hacker sfrutterebbe the leak, so that Cortana index and execute files from a USB drive. These files can be executables or Powershell script, through which the attacker can, among other things, to be able to reset the password of a Microsoft account.

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