An earlier error in 2009 enabled access to Dell and Alienware computers via a faulty driver. Pictures: Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo
Like me, a government service announcement for anyone using the year-old Dell computer as their primary machine: Dell has released a security patch for security vulnerabilities around 400 Different Computer models have been built since 2009. Oh, lots of laptops.
The security research firm discovered the vulnerability SentinelLabs A driver error used by Dell and Alienware’s firmware update utilities allows an attacker to access full kernel-level permissions on Windows. Dell’s Info page Says there is no evidence that the vulnerability has been exploited and this tTo take advantage of the error, the attacker must have direct access to the computer. However, this is possible by giving remote access to someone who pretends to be malware, phishing or Dell customer service.
Make sure Dell’s list Among the affected computers if you think you fit the criteria. S.The latest XPS is the Om 13 and 15 models Affected, as it were Dell’s G series gaming laptop. Here is a list of mid-range inspiration models over the years and even some workstation towers.
Dell is pushing for security updates through its update clients. The FAQ It said to expect it by May 10th. If you want to remove the damage Driver By itself, there are instructions in the link to identify it Both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows.