Microsoft claimed that the memory allocation code of various devices, including healthcare devices, industrial control systems, and more, had a major security flaw.
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A participant checks a circuit board next to an oscilloscope on the first day of the 28th Chaos Communication Congress (28C3) – Behind Enemy Lines computer hacker conference on December 27, 2011 in Berlin. The Chaos Computer Club is Europe’s largest network of computer hackers and its annual congress attracts up to 3,000 participants.
The tech giant claimed that this security issue could lead to hijackings, putting tons of devices at risk of a potentially major breach. Because of this, Microsoft is now urging its users to install the latest firmware versions to avoid the memory allocation code security issue.
“To date, Microsoft has not seen any evidence that any of these vulnerabilities are being exploited. However, we strongly …