Microsoft has removed the Windows security update addressing issues with third-party boot managers after users complained the updates caused their systems to stop working.
Microsoft's Secured-core PC initiative is a partnership with OEM partners (including HP and Dell), silicon vendors (such as Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm) to provide deeply integrated hardware, firmware and software that can withstand firmware-based attacks.
Zero day vulnerabilities exploited in the wild is never good news, but if the user's machine is running the latest version of the operating system, the chances are good that the attack won't be successful against that machine, according to a Microsoft security engineer.
A public exploit for BlueKeep has not yet been released, but a number of researchers have developed proofs-of-concept exploiting the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) vulnerability. Time may be running out for organizations that have still not applied Microsoft's patch.
No matter what the security zealots say, the password will never fully die. The latest version of Windows 10 is getting closer to the passwordless ideal.