Source: Business Insider
The National Security Agency has detected a “severe” security flaw in the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, the agency announced Tuesday. Microsoft acknowledged the flaw and rolled out a security update Tuesday afternoon. The flaw hasn’t been actively exploited, as far as Microsoft can tell, but all Windows users are urged to install the software update as soon as possible. The NSA first reported the flaw to Microsoft after detecting it — it’s exceedingly rare for government agencies to share their discovery of vulnerabilities with a private company, an expert says. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The National Security Agency is urging all Windows 10 users to update their software after detecting a “severe” security flaw in the operating system, the agency announced Tuesday. The NSA first detected the flaw and alerted Microsoft, prominent security researcher Brian Krebs first reported . NSA Director of Cybersecurity Anne Neuberger confirmed that the agency told Microsoft about the flaw in a call with reporters Tuesday morning.