New vulnerability in Windows allows computers to be hacked over Wi-Fi

June 20, 2024  22:26

A critical vulnerability was discovered in Windows 11 and Windows 10 that could have put users at risk when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, but Microsoft has fixed it. This is reported by The Verge.

The vulnerability (codenamed CVE-2024-30078) allowed hackers to run malicious packages on devices connected to the same network in public places such as airports, coffee shops, hotels and offices.

The paper notes that the attackers were able to remotely execute commands and gain access to the system without any authentication or user interaction.

Microsoft released a fix as part of its monthly security updates to fix the problem. The company noted that CVE-2024-30078 was a "critical" vulnerability that required an immediate fix.

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