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Cybersecurity Firm Drops Code for the Incredibly Dangerous Windows BlueKeep Vulnerability
Researchers from U.S. government contractor Immunity have developed a working exploit for the feared Windows bug known as BlueKeep. In May, Microsoft released a patch for a bug in several versions of Windows that is so bad that the company felt it even had to release a fix for Windows XP, an operating system that (has been unsupported) for five years. That vulnerability is known as BlueKeep, and it has kept a lot of security researchers up at night. They are worried that someone could write an exploit for it and make a worm that could wreak havoc the way WannaCry or NotPetya—two viruses that spread almost uncontrollably all over the world locking thousands of computers— did. BlueKeep is potentially so bad that Microsoft has not been the only one to push very hard for users to apply patches. The NSA, DHS, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre and a handful of other countries’ cybersecurity emergency agencies have issued warnings about it.
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