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Microsoft Issues Rare Patch for Wireless Keyboard Flaw

April 11, 2018

Patch Tuesday includes 67 fixes – the most critical of which are browser-related.

So much for a spring break: Microsoft today dropped 67 security patches in its April Patch Tuesday release, including one for a piece of one of its hardware devices, the Wireless Keyboard 850.

Hardware – and keyboard – patches are relatively rare, so the security bypass vulnerability Microsoft fixed today in the keyboard stood out among the typical security flaws, which included 24 critical bugs, 42 rated as important, and one as moderate. Microsoft rated the keyboard vuln (CVE-2018-8117) as “important.”

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