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Govt just warned Windows 10, Windows 11 users about this threat; here is what you must do now

The Indian government has warned of a severe security threat for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users. It has asked everyone to update immediately.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 25 2022, 19:21 IST
Indian government warns Windows 10, Windows 11 users of security threat!
Indian government warns Windows 10, Windows 11 users of security threat! (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)

A severe security threat warning has been issued for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users regarding a severe security patch. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In) has issued a warning for multiple high-severity vulnerabilities affecting various versions of Windows. The agency has flagged a security vulnerability that can affect Windows Defender, that secures Windows from malware, viruses, etc. The vulnerability is marked as ‘severe' as it allows hackers to gain access to the victim's computer. It even bypasses the security restrictions. Check out the Windows versions that are affected by security threats.

Windows users must secure their laptop PC from Windows 10 and 11 security threats. 

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Cert-In has warned that the vulnerabilities existing in these versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11 can easily bypass the operating system's security restriction.

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According to the CERT-IN, the threat exists due to a flaw in the Credential Guard component of the Windows Defender. They say, “privilege escalation and security bypass vulnerabilities have been reported in Windows Defender Credential Guard which could allow a local authenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions and gain elevated privileges on the targeted system." The agency has asked users to install the appropriate patch for the Windows Defender.

List of Windows versions that are affected from Windows 10 and 11 security threats

- Windows 11 for ARM64-based Systems

- Windows 11 for x64-based Systems

- Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems

- Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems

- Windows 10 for x64-based Systems

- Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems

- Windows 10 Version 21H2 for x64-based Systems

- Windows 10 Version 21H2 for ARM64-based Systems

- Windows 10 Version 21H2 for 32-bit Systems

- Windows 10 Version 20H2 for ARM64-based Systems

- Windows 10 Version 20H2 for 32-bit Systems

- Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems

- Windows 10 Version 21H1 for 32-bit Systems

- Windows 10 Version 21H1 for ARM64-based Systems

- Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems

- Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems

- Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems

- Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems

- Windows Server 2022 (Server Core installation)

- Windows Server 2022

- Windows Server 2019 (Server Core installation)

- Windows Server 2019

- Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)

- Windows Server 2016

- Windows Server, version 20H2 (Server Core installation)

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First Published Date: 25 Aug, 19:20 IST
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