NSA uncovers security flaw in Windows:

The National Security Agency has told Microsoft about a discovered vulnerability in Windows operating systems that could aid cyber intrusions. This is coming hours before Microsoft releases a security update, which is part of a company practice of uncovering newly found software vulnerabilities in hardware.

A Senior Director at the company, Jeff Jones, had this to say, “We follow the principles of coordinated vulnerability disclosure (CVD) as the industry best practice to protect our customers from reported security vulnerabilities. To prevent unnecessary risk to customers, security researchers and vendors do not discuss the details of reported vulnerabilities before an update is available.”

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