Microsoft Says Windows PCs Can be ‘Freak’-ed Out, promises update
Redmond based tech giant Microsoft has come out with a warning claiming that users of Windows PCs may face serious security threats from â€˜Freakâ€™. Now the company seems to have forewarned claiming that machines running on its operating system were not foolproof as far as their security was concerned.
To be true this is not the first time when Microsoft users have come across such warning. Google has made it a point to actually reveal many shortcomings as far as security flaws in Windows OS are concerned.
Meanwhile reports suggest that the recently talked about Freak exploit was discovered a few days ago by well-known security specialists. Experts claimed that the generally used Internet encryption system can also make Appleâ€™s iOS and Mac devices and phones and tablets running on Googleâ€™s Android OS vulnerable.
Now Microsoft too has come out with a warning claiming that machines running on its Windows operating system can also be damaged Freak. This means that hackers will be able to infect PCs with spyware and malware, as well as spy on communications without much of a trouble.
While warning Windows PC users the company said, â€œOur investigation has verified that the vulnerability could allow an attacker to force the downgrading of the cipher suites used in an SSL/TLS connection on a Windows client systemâ€¦The vulnerability facilitates exploitation of the publicly disclosed FREAK technique, which is an industry-wide issue that is not specific to Windows operating systems.â€
The company despite the warning has said that it will be working hard to make it sure to protect laptop and desktop users, possibly through a security update. The company added that it is not aware of the exploit being used by cyberterrorists or hackers for nefarious means. So right now you can breathe easy.