Recently, the tech giant Google’s Project Zero team publicly revealed a critical vulnerability in the tech giant Microsoft Windows 10’s pre-installed Password Manager. Hence, the tech giant Microsoft is once again suffering embarrassment for not patching a severe vulnerability on time.
Google Finds Security Flaw In Windows 10’s Password Manager
The latest versions of the tech giant Microsoft’s well-known desktop operating system, of course, the Windows 10, have “Keeper” as password manager which comes pre-installed by default. And according to Tavis Ormandy, a researcher from the Project Zero of the tech giant Google, he has found a critical vulnerability in the Windows 10 password manager of the tech giant Microsoft that can reveal our login keys. Hence, the tech giant Microsoft is once again suffering embarrassment for not patching a severe vulnerability on time.
As we told that the Project Zero is the tech giant Google firm which actually dedicated to computer security for both its own products and those of other companies. And it is not the first failure they find in any products of the tech giant Microsoft.
The well-known computer security expert commented that he had installed a copy of Windows 10 recently downloaded from the tech giant Microsoft Developer Network, without any modification or downloads by third parties.
In this copy of the tech giant Microsoft’s operating system, of course, Windows 10 could find that the preinstalled password manager, served by third parties, has a critical vulnerability. As he explains, this security breach allows any web page to steal our login passwords corresponding to other online services.
Google again finds a critical security flaw in Windows 10
This time it is not a development of the tech giant Microsoft, directly, or the Windows 10 code itself. Quite simply, the Redmond company, of course, the tech giant Microsoft is offering its users third-party software for password management.
This is where the critical security flaw has been found which, as they describe in the development of the investigation, allows any web page to steal the passwords of Windows 10 users. As usual, the problem was communicated to the tech giant Microsoft with the deadline of 90 days to fix it.
On the part of the Keeper developers, the solution has already been published with only 24 hours since the problem was communicated. In addition, they have also launched an automatic update to install the new version.
However, the tech giant Microsoft continues to include a vulnerable version of the program which was actually used for password management in ‘clean’ installations along with the tech giant Microsoft’s desktop operating system Windows 10.
Moreover, the complaint by Project Zero of the tech giant Google which is actually dedicated to computer security for both its own products and those of other companies is in the slowness of the tech giant Microsoft when it comes to implementing the latest version of Keeper with the Windows 10 installation files that it distributes to all its users and testers.
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