Microsoft patches Stuxnet and FREAK Vulnerabilities

For this year Microsoft has come up with its most important Patch, dealing with the recently unveiled critical the FREAK encryption attack and Stuxnet vulnerabilities.

Microsoft has come up with important patches that protect the users from the latest critical FREAK downgrade attack and from the vulnerabilities that is infamous form the past five years – Stuxnet malware which infect the Windows OS.

Stuxnets malware is a sophisticated cyber spying malware that is created by the US Intelligence and Israeli government together, that was specifically made to destroy the Iranian nuclear services a couple of years ago. It was disclosed in 2010, Stuixnet targeting computers by exploiting vulnerabilities in Windows operating system.

FREAK – a short form of Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys that was initially assumed to be associated with Apple's Safari and Android's stock browsers, but it was also made to infect Windows system as well. This decade FREAK vulnerabilities allow the attacker to force software on your network or system by using Schannel components such as Internet Explorer for using weak encryption over the web, so that they can easily decrypt and enters into protected HTTPS connection.

Thankfully, Microsoft has issued a patch to secure it Windows system from Stuxnets and other vulnerabilities that has been infecting Windows from last five years. The stuxnets protection is included in MS15-020.

The company also issued an update patches for removing the FREAK encryption vulnerabilities in its SSL/TSL implementation, that is called as Secure Channel (Schannel). The fixes for this vulnerability is included in MS15-031 which fixes the FREAK encryption issue.

Among from these two critical updates, the company has also released the bunch of other updates. Microsoft has issued a bundles of total 14 security related updates for 43 vulnerabilities that fixes the issue for Internet Explorer, VBscripts, Adobe Font Drivers, Text Services and Office applications.

Microsoft has advised to all its users and administrators to download and install the patches and updates as soon as possible. It will fix Stuxnet issue, FREAK encryption issues and other several vulnerabilities and will keep you system safe and clean.

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Company Name: Sofitech Solutions
Issued By: Henri Charles
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Keywords : Microsoft, Windows, Stuxnet, FREAK, vulnerabilities,

by Henri Charles (few years ago!)

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