Google: Microsoft Making Windows 7 Easy to Hack Due to Full Focus on Windows 10
It’s no secret that Microsoft is focusing on Windows 10 more than on any other Windows version, but Google has recently criticized this approach, explaining that Redmond actually leaves other users, including those running Windows 7, vulnerable to hackers.
In a post detailing how Windows 10 patches can be used to discover vulnerabilities in Windows 7, Google Project Zero researcher Mateusz Jurczyk explains that what Microsoft should do is release patches for all supported versions of the operating system at the same time.
Otherwise, there’s a chance that hackers inspect the code of the updates that Microsoft releases for Windows 10, and given that the most recent versions of the operating system share the base code, to find ways to exploit systems running Windows 7.
“This creates a false sense of security for users of the older systems, and leaves them vulnerable to software flaws which can be detected merely by spotting subtle changes in the corresponding code in… (read more)
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