Microsoft on Friday said it had patched most of the Windows vulnerabilities purportedly exploited by the National Security Agency (NSA) using tools that were leaked last week.The Windows flaws were disclosed by the hacking gang Shadow Brokers in a large data dump earlier Friday.

The group has released several collections of documents about the internal operations of the NSA and the code it allegedly has used to compromise computers and other devices worldwide.[ Related: Fix Windows 10 problems with these free Microsoft tools | 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security Report newsletter. ]
“Most of the exploits that were disclosed fall into vulnerabilities that are already patched in our supported products,” Phillip Misner, a group manager in the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), wrote in a post to a company blog.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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