Microsoft has already patched Windows exploits released by the Shadow Brokers


Yesterday, a major hacking group called the Shadow Brokers released some Windows exploits containing the techniques to hack the Operating System. All Windows users were concerned about the risk this disclosure potentially creates. Some security researchers even told Windows users to turn off their computers for the weekend.

Microsoft responded to this issue by claiming they have already patched all these Windows exploits. The company released the statement saying, “Our engineers have investigated the disclosed exploits, and most of the exploits are already patched. Most of the exploits that were disclosed fall into vulnerabilities that are already patched in our supported products.”

Following is a list of exploits that are confirmed as already addressed by an update.

Code Name Solution
EternalBlue Addressed by MS17-010
EmeraldThread Addressed by MS10-061
EternalChampion Addressed by CVE-2017-0146 & CVE-2017-0147
“ErraticGopher” Addressed prior to the release of Windows Vista
EsikmoRoll Addressed by MS14-068
EternalRomance Addressed by MS17-010
EducatedScholar Addressed by MS09-050
EternalSynergy Addressed by MS17-010
EclipsedWing Addressed by MS08-067

If you are running the Windows 7 or later versions then the problem can be solved by applying all the recent Windows update. More details on this matter can be found here.

Stay tuned for the updates.

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