Google advises to upgrade to Windows 10 due to 0-Day on 7


Google recommends that Windows 7 users abandon them and switch to Microsoft's latest operating system if they want to keep their systems safe from zero-day vulnerabilities.

The security issue affects the windows win32k.sys kernel driver and can grant privileges to Windows 7. Google discovered that Windows zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2019-5786) resulted in targeted attacks on the Chrome browser after 1 was updated in March with 72.0.3626.121.

Google believes that Windows 7 is the only version of the operating system that the vulnerability operates because of the exploitation mitigations introduced by Microsoft in the latest versions of the operating system, particularly Windows 10, will prevent it.

If you are still running an earlier version of Window, the Google recommendation is upgrade to Window 10 and keep up-to-date with the most up-to-date patches.

On the other hand, Microsoft reports that they are working to fix the vulnerability, but until an update is released, the WindNows 7 users are exposed.

Update Chrome the right way
Although the auto-update feature in Chrome installs the new code without your intervention, it does not mean that the update results are immediately imposed. Justin Schuh, director of engineering in Google Chrome for desktop, explains that in the case of the plugin, Chrome can refresh them without having to do anything further.

But when the browser code is refreshed, the change takes effect after a reboot, which is done manually in most cases. This means that if you upgrade to Google Chrome you will need to restart Chrome.


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