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Microsoft to patch Windows bug that Google revealed

Gregg Keizer | Nov. 3, 2016
Fix goes out Nov. 8 for vulnerability used by Russian hackers who penetrated the Democratic National Committee

Microsoft described the latest Strontium attacks, but did not link them or the group to the DNC hack.

"Microsoft has attributed more [zero]-day exploits to Strontium than any other tracked group in 2016," Myerson wrote. "Strontium frequently uses compromised e-mail accounts from one victim to send malicious e-mails to a second victim and will persistently pursue specific targets for months until they are successful in compromising the victims' computer."

Myerson also used the attack to again pitch Windows 10, repeating the claim that the new operating system is "the most secure ... we've ever built."

 

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