We reported some time ago how Microsoft, for unclear reasons, covertly added the ability to download files using Microsoft Defender.
Following this, the cybersecurity research community expressed concern that Microsoft now allows Windows 10 antivirus to be used as LOLBINs (legitimate OS files that can be used for malicious purposes).
“With this new feature, Microsoft Defender is now part of the long list of Windows programs that can be abused by local attackers”, – wrote BleepingComputer [...]
Microsoft notes that the update includes security improvements for basic operations in Windows 10, as well as for peripherals such as mice, keyboards, and styluses. In addition, the update includes performance improvements for Microsoft Office products.
“Therefore, KB4574727 is an important security [...]