Software giant Microsoft has just issued series of patches to hit the final nail on the coffin of a bug was left undetected and thrived in the Windows operating system for 19 long years.
The bug prowls in all versions of Microsoft Window from Windows 95 to Windows 8, which permits an invader to gain control of a computer.
Under the watchful eyes of the cyber security research team from IBM Corp’s, the bug was finally discovered last May, and stated that it is a “significant vulnerability” in the operating system.
IBM X-Force research team stated on its blog that the code of the bug is not less than 19 years and can be remotely exploited for the past 18 years.
Thank goodness this elusive bug had been finally exposed and Microsoft whipped up patches to get rid of it. The “cliché better late than never,” can be a perfect fit for this startling and jaw-dropping development.