📢 Government issues high-severity security warnings for these Windows users


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If you are using a desktop or a laptop powered by Microsoft Windows, your system is on RISK if you don't do this right now. - Story published by Kunal Chowdhury on




If you are using a desktop or a laptop powered by Microsoft Windows, you should know that the Government of India has recently released high security warning for you. According to the advisory published by CERT-In, the Government body has flagged a high severity security issue for some versions of Microsoft Windows.

 

Is your version of Microsoft Windows falls under this? For further details, and to know which versions of Windows have been affected, continue reading further.

 

Government issues high-severity security warnings for these Windows users

 

CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team of India), who works under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has published an advisory saying that all users running Windows 10 or Windows 11 operating system might have been exposed to a vulnerability that is severe.

 

The advisory council from CERT-In and Microsoft claim that this issue is one of the high-level security issues released in a long time. The advisory council also highlighted that hackers may be able to access a computer without being detected by any security measures.

 

It is also mentioned in this note that the Windows Defender's Credential Guard component has a severe bug that enables a locally authenticated attacker to bypass the security restrictions and gain elevated access to the targeted system.

 

 

According to the report, the following versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems are on high alert:

  • Windows 11 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Windows 11 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
  • Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 21H2 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 21H2 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 21H2 for 32-bit Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 20H2 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 20H2 for 32-bit Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 21H1 for 32-bit Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 21H1 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems

 

 

The CERT-In advisory has informed that Microsoft has already issued a software fix for this issue, and thus the authority has asked all users to install this patch for the Windows Defender mentioned in Microsoft Security Bulletin.

 

If the auto-update option is enabled, then your device will be updated to the latest software version automatically. For all other users, you need to navigate to Windows Settings app > Windows Update to manually check and install the latest update.

 


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