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Microsoft strangles critical vulnerabilities, including in-the-wild zero-day flaw. Patch now!

13
Sep
2017
Microsoft strangles critical vulnerabilities, including in-the-wild zero-day flaw. Patch now!

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Microsoft has once again released a batch of essential security updates for users of its software.

One of the flaws (CVE-2017-8759) addressed by Microsoft’s patches is a previously unknown vulnerability in the .Net framework. The zero-day vulnerability was being actively exploited in attacks which targeted Russian-speaking users with poisoned Word documents that served up a version of the FinFisher spyware.

FinFisher, also known as FinSpy or WingBird, is a family of controversial covert surveillance software which has often been linked to spying on political dissidents by intelligence agencies and repressive regimes around the world.

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