Microsoft and global intelligence agencies warn of Chinese state hackers infecting US critical infrastructure
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A hot potato: Bill Gates is a long-time proponent of funding innovative nuclear energy ventures, but Microsoft is now going way beyond this financially risky approach. Helion Energy, a Washington-based start-up, is guaranteeing Redmond it can generate electricity by nuclear fusion five years from now.
Why it matters: Microsoft has issued guidance for fixing a serious Secure Boot vulnerability that affects all Windows systems and is actively being exploited in the wild. Normally, this kind of issue would be patched via monthly servicing updates but the Redmond company has chosen a phased approach to reduce the risk of you or your organization ending up with devices that won't boot. The fix will require some manual steps for now, but will be applied automatically on all supported Windows systems starting next year.
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