Keeping up product security level is crucial nowadays for a tech company to be respected and successful. Just look at what happened to Adobe. They had it good, then they got lazy and Flash Player became a mess. Now everyone hates them. So don’t be like Adobe. Be like Microsoft, who, like Adobe, takes part in Patch Tuesday, but actually does a good job at it. For this Patch Tuesday, Microsoft resolve a myriad of vulnerabilities in their programs and products, and many of them had to do with Windows 10.
HoloLens Security Flaw Fixed
Ever wonder why Windows 10 works so well and it rarely gets infected with malware? That’s because Microsoft takes real good care of it. And a new milestone in Patch Tuesday history has just been set by Microsoft. It consisted of the company fixing a very nasty vulnerability that affected HoloLens, the notorious mixed reality headset that works on Windows 10. HoloLens is a wearable headset that works by projecting digital images into view. The headset had a remote code execution vulnerability that was deemed to have a low chance of being exploited, but Microsoft fixed it nevertheless.
More than 50 security updates were part of Patch Tuesday’s Microsoft bundle, which is an impressive number. Most of them had low chances of being exploited too, but now there are zero chances because the vulnerabilities do not exist anymore. An analyst of the HoloLens security flaw stated that “The device can be compromised by merely receiving WiFi packets, apparently without any form of authentication at all.” This is indeed troubling, and it affected both Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
The HoloLens headset is currently available to a select number of people for pre-testing purposes, so if you want to try it out yourself you need to wait for a bit more.