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NSA reported a major Windows 10 security flaw the same day Windows 7 support ended


Microsoft issued a patch Tuesday for a major Windows flaw found by the NSA.

Instead of keeping a potential hacking resource to itself, the US National Security Agency alerted Microsoft to a serious security flaw in the Windows 10 operating system that could open computers to major breaches or surveillance. The NSA said the flaw is severe and that hackers will understand very quickly how to exploit it.

"The consequences of not patching the vulnerability are severe and widespread," the NSA said in an advisory Tuesday.

Translation: Update your Microsoft systems immediately to avoid hacking.

Microsoft issued a patch Tuesday ...


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