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Hackers target Microsoft Windows vulnerability: 5 details

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Microsoft reported a vulnerability in its Windows operating system, ranging from versions Windows 7 to Windows 10, is being targeted by cybercriminals, according to a Nov. 1 Forbes report.

Five things to know:

1. Google's Project Zero team informed Microsoft of the vulnerability within the Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver. Hackers can exploit the vulnerability to gain additional privileges within the computer.

2. Microsoft confirmed the attack but said it was limited. Hackers need two vulnerabilities to exploit; one from a browser and one from Windows.

3. The browser-based vulnerability has been...

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