USERS of Windows 10 are being told to update their PC to escape an ‘Eternal Darkness’ flaw.
The security issue was supposed to be fixed in March but hackers are reportedly targeting unpatched systems.
The recent warning comes from the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
It claimed that attackers are still trying to take advantage of the security flaw known as Eternal Darkness and SMBGhost.
CISA said: “Although Microsoft disclosed and provided updates for this vulnerability in March 2020, malicious cyber actors are targeting unpatched systems with the new PoC, according to recent open-source reports.
“CISA strongly recommends using a firewall to block SMB ports from the internet and to apply patches to critical- and high-severity vulnerabilities as soon as possible.”
The fear is that attackers can use the flaw to access a computer remotely, which would essentially give them control over your computer and files.
The vulnerability is associated with the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
This feature allows computers on a network to share things like files and printers.
The latest version of Windows 10 is not said to be affected by this.
Microsoft has released a security advisory that says which versions are.
To check you’ve updated your PC you should go to Windows Update.
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