EXPERTS are warning that a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows software leaves users open to hackers who can take control over your computer.
The “zero-day” flaw, named CVE-2021-34484, reportedly allows hackers to breach every version of Windows and take over the computer.
Microsoft confirmed the vulnerability, according to Forbes, but believed that they fixed the problem last month.
However, the outlet reports that the fix was also flawed and still left users vulnerable.
Microsoft did not immediately return The Sun’s request for comment about when a new fix may become available to protect users.
Forbes suggests using a third-party security system that has managed to fix the Microsoft vulnerability.
Third-party security specialist 0patch has made their “micropatch” technology available to all Windows users to fix the problem.
“Micropatches for this vulnerability will be free until Microsoft has issued an official fix,” the company confirmed.
To use the micropatch, you will need to register for an 0patch account and install the program onto your computer.
The news comes just days after Microsoft sent out another warning that a group of Chinese cybercriminals are attempting to hack computers by exploiting a software bug.
The company’s Threat Intelligence Center announced that it had detected attempts to target systems that run software called Zoho ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus.
Zoho, an India-based technology corporation, describes its ManageEngine service as an IT managing software.
Authorities are worried Zoha could act as an entry point for hackers to access other information inside important servers.