Jan 2020 Urgent Windows 10 Update - NSA Discovered Exploit

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Jan 2020 Urgent Windows 10 Update - NSA Discovered Exploit

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:13 pm

Important enough that even though I have my PCs setup to delay security updates 30 days, I'm manually installing this one now.

BTW for those of you, like me, who are still on an older version of Win10, MS is making this update avaiulable for all versions of Win10 going back to Build 1607 from Aug 2016, despite the fact that it's long since out of main stream support.

The update should be available in this week's Windows Update if you don't have security updates delayed, or you can manually install it from the Windows Update Catalog.

Links to individual version downloads here:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US ... -2020-0601
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Re: Jan 2020 Urgent Windows 10 Update - NSA Discovered Exploit

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:23 am

A little background why thus exploit is so bad. Do not put off installing the update.

Critical Windows 10 vulnerability used to Rickroll the NSA and Github
https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... erability/
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Re: Jan 2020 Urgent Windows 10 Update - NSA Discovered Exploit

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:51 pm

FYI: A few people are reporting that the patch for this is not installing automatically for them. If in doubt, download the version for your OS in the MS Catalog:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US ... -2020-0601
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Re: Jan 2020 Urgent Windows 10 Update - NSA Discovered Exploit

Postby Losbot » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:28 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Jan 2020 Urgent Windows 10 Update - NSA Discovered Exploit

Postby Executioner » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:53 am

Yeah I had to download it manually, even after clicking on check for updates.


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