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Windows security flaw lets hackers run any app on PCs, no admin rights necessary

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If you think your network of Windows computers is safe from malware because you’ve set up Applocker to whitelist only trusted apps, we have some bad news. A newly discovered security flaw allows users to get around this on business editions of Windows (Windows 7 and up) by using Regsvr32. You can point it to a remotely hosted file or script to run any app you want on your system. That exposes PCs to the danger of running malicious software even if AppLocker is installed. And as it doesn’t require administrator access or alter the system registry, it’s hard to…

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