According to recent reports, Microsoft has failed to at safeguarding Windows from dangerous drivers. Although the company claims that it updated its Windows safety mechanism so it can block malicious drivers, that did not happen. Read the entire article to learn more about this news.
What are drivers?
Drivers is the term used for instruments that get into the computer system to get the desired activity performed. For this to happen, the drivers need entry into the kernel. To ensure that this doesn’t happen, Microsoft does not let suspicious get entry into it. But hackers have figured out a new way out of this by using trustworthy and legitimate drivers to get entry into the kernel. This practice used by hackers has been going on since the year 2012 and leads to cybercrime.
The report by ArsTechnica mentions that “Microsoft is acutely aware of the BYOVD threat and has been working on defenses to stop these attacks, mainly by creating mechanisms to stop Windows from loading signed-but-vulnerable drivers.” Senior vulnerability analyst at ANALYGENCE, Will Dormann, found that the ASR system Microsoft talks about doesn’t work. The analyst has additionally concluded that the “driver blocklist for HVCI-enabled Windows 10 machines hadn’t been updated since 2019, and the initial blocklist for Server 2019 only included two drivers.”
Microsoft is one of the most reputed companies all around the world. It comes under the top 5 best information technology companies of America. The company aims to help people do more than their potential by using the company’s devices. The company with its excellent products aims to support people in their field of work and help them perform better. The company also has some core values like being inclusive. The company hires skilled and hardworking people from every background so that they get get everyone’s perspective and hence makes good decisions for the company. The company is known to everyone worldwide and has been quite successful. It is currently being headed by Satya Nadella.
Satya Nadella is currently heading one of the most successful companies in the world, Microsoft. Before he was given the position of CEO, he had many important leadership roles in the company. He has been in the company since 1992 so he has seen it grow and has been there to figure things out whenever they go downhill with the company. He was given this position in the year 2014, and since then he has been leading the company onto the path of success.