Windows “Ping of Death” bug revealed – patch now!


Every time that critical patches come out for any operating system, device or app that we think you might be using, you can predict in advance what we’re going to say.

Patch early, patch often.

After all, why risk letting the crooks sneak in front of you when you could take a resolute stride ahead of them?

Well, this month, the Offensive Security team at SophosLabs (that’s offensive as in the opposite of defensive, by the way, not as in the opposite of polite; and it’s the security that’s offensive anyway, not the team) has come up with some even more compelling “patch now” advice.

It’s in the form of a short video, and it shows an unpatched Windows 10 computer being crashed at will across the network by a simple bug-tripping Python script:

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