Monday, October 3, 2022

Microsoft warns of a serious Windows security flaw

Microsoft has found a new security flaw in Windows, which can cause the loss of important data forever. This vulnerability affects Windows machines running the newest processors from Intel and AMD.

This affects any device running Windows 11 and using a processor from Intel’s 10th Generation Ice Lake or later or AMD’s Ryzen 5000 or later. Here is a complete catalog of hack CPUs.

  • Vulnerable are many AMD CPUs, including the Ryzen 5000, 5000X3D, EPYC Milan, EPYC Milan-X, and EPYC Genoa.
  • Affected Intel CPUs include Ice Lake, Tiger Lake, Alder Lake (Partial), Raptor Lake (Partial), Ice Lake-SP, and Sapphire Rapids-SP.

The security flaw is due to the new code pathways included in Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. Since these code branches leverage Intel and AMD’s VAES instructions, they open a data loss hole.

Some apps, like BitLocker, Disk Throughput, Transport Layer Security, and others, may not work as well because of this problem. Microsoft has already made a fix available. The latest update for Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022 came out on June 23, 2022, and Microsoft recommends that all users install it.

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The software giant also says that customers would have to wait a month for an appropriate patch to be released. Until then, if you’re using Windows 11 on one of these Intel or AMD processors, you should upgrade to the June 2022 build.

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