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Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

/ 07:53 PM April 15, 2017

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PARIS — Microsoft says the recent dump of purported National Security Agency spying tools doesn’t affect up-to-date users of Windows, puncturing claims that the digital arsenal was poised to create chaos across the internet.

In a blog post , Microsoft security manager Phillip Misner said that the software giant had already built defenses against nine of the 12 tools disclosed by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has repeatedly published NSA code. The three others affected old, unsupported products.

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Researchers who spent Friday sifting through TheShadowBrokers’ code previously said that the tools exploited undisclosed vulnerabilities , a potentially serious development that worried the security community.

But that wasn’t the case, and Misner said Saturday that “most of the exploits are already patched.”

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