New Security Flaw Detected In Microsoft Windows – 14 April 2015

RT logoComputer security experts say they have found a new flaw in Microsoft Windows operating system. The weakness, which has been named ‘Redirect to SMB,’ potentially allows hackers to steal sensitive information from hundreds of millions of PCs.

The discovery was made by the security firm Cylance, who said that any Windows system could be infiltrated, while there were at least 31 companies, including Adobe, Apple and Oracle, which can be exploited using this vulnerability.

“’Redirect to SMB’ is a way for attackers to steal valuable user credentials by hijacking communications with legitimate web servers via man-in-the-middle attacks, then sending them to malicious SMB (server message block) servers that force them to spit out the victim’s username, domain and hashed password,” Cylance’s Brian Wallace stated in a blog on the company’s website.

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