Microsoft's Windows operating system security has always been in the spotlight, but now even more thanks to a group of harckers called Shadow Brokers, who announced that they had accessed the NSA documents and from them have been able to extract valuable information and tools used by the spy agency North American. Among these tools, some to spy on Windows systems.
Microsoft has had to come to the fore before these announcements and clarify that they will study the situation to know how to act for the benefit of their clients ... We have already experienced this on other occasions, how certain attack tools of this type of agencies are sold on the deep web, and now, after these attempts For sale, they have published their code on the famous GitHub portal so that everyone can have access to these tools to compromise Windows security.
The tools obtained not only affect Windows, but also the SWIFT banking systems that are used to transfer money internationally. Although many of the tools and exploits are already detectable by current security tools, some may still affect old or unknown vulnerabilities in Windows. Therefore the thing can be serious.
Microsoft has made some somewhat stupid statements. On the one hand, it has denied that this publication affects its users, claiming that the techniques of the National Security Agency do not affect Windows. Nothing is further from the truth, but anyway ... On the other hand, Phillip Misner, the security manager of the Redmond company claimed that they are already developing defense plans on the 12 techniques described by Shadow Brokers ... So? If they don't affect Windows users, I wonder why they are developing that defense.