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Microsoft Issues Emergency Windows Patches for PrintNightmare Flaw


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A "bad actor."

Microsoft issued an emergency patch to address a critical flaw in the Windows Print Spooler service that is being exploited by bad actors.

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Microsoft has released an emergency patch to address a critical flaw in the Windows Print Spooler service that bad actors are actively exploiting, as noticed by The Verge. A few days ago, the tech giant has published a security advisory to notify users about the flaw called PrintNightmare, though it didn't name the bad actors currently using it to infiltrate victims' computers.

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