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NSA discovers security flaw in Microsoft Windows operating system

CBS News Tuesday, 14 January 2020
The NSA has discovered a software flaw in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system which could have exposed users to hacking or surveillance. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN to explain the significance and what's being done about it.
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The NSA's rare announcement of the flaw, along with its decision to warn Microsoft rather than exploit the bug for intelligence purposes, underscores the magnitude of the threat it could pose to businesses, consumers and government agencies worldwide.

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