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Microsoft fixes Cortana flaw that let hackers bypass Windows 10’s lock screen

June 13, 2018

MICROSOFT HAS PATCHED a flaw in its Cortana virtual assistant that could enable hackers to bypass the lock screen on Windows 10 machines.

The fix included in Microsoft’s latest Patch Tuesday bug fix bundle, which comprises 12 updates intended to patch a total of 49 security vulnerabilities.

This includes fixes for flaws in Windows, Office, SharePoint, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers, along with a patch for the so-called ‘elevation of privilege vulnerability’ in Microsoft’s AI helper.

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