Big name companies have made public this week some major security flaws in their devices. While it is not uncommon for companies to disclose information on potential vulnerabilities, this week the sheer number growing rapidly seems shocking.
Microsoft is trying to prevent the outbreak of a computer system bug. A serious flaw in Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 and 2008 systems. Which can be exploited to create malware that is capable of automatically spreading from one vulnerable machine to another. Microsoft is urging those running older Windows systems to patch their machines. However, Windows 8 and Windows 10 are immune from the threat.
Intel found a susceptibility in every chip manufactured since 2011, which using 4 different bugs would steal data from victims processor. Cisco’s 1001-X router can be compromised using 2 different bugs, which would gain access to the router, then to administrative privileges on the device. This poses some wide range implications with just how marketed both commercial and residential Cisco products are. WhatsApp, an encrypted messenger service owned by Facebook has its own vulnerabilities by hackers implanting spyware onto a victims phone via Voice Call (even without you answering the call).
Luckily, these companies let it be known that they will be releasing patches, or make sure you download the latest version for your peace of mind.