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Mega ‘FREAK’ Bug Affects Microsoft Too, Company Warns – 6 March 2015

RT logoMicrosoft now admits that its Windows operating systems are vulnerable to the colossal FREAK encryption bug, potentially putting millions of computer users at risk after initial reports about the flaw fell short of finding the tech giant susceptible.

On the heels ofreports about the bug that surfaced earlier this week, the Redmond, California based computer company admitted in a security advisory published on Thursday that “all supported releases of Microsoft Windows” can be exploited by the encryption bug.

Earlier reports indicated that Apple’s Safari browser and smartphones running off Android and Blackberry operating systems, among other devices, could be compromised through a newly discovered flaw that lets attackers decrypt supposedly secure traffic going from phones to websites and vice versa, prompting responses from Google and other affected parties.

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