Zero-Day Patch with Windows Autopilot

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Zero-Day Patch with Windows Autopilot

A Zero-day patch refers to a vulnerability that is either not known or addressed to those interested in mitigating the vulnerability (including the target software provider).

The vulnerability can be a computer software vulnerability. Before the vulnerability is mitigated, hackers will be able to exploit the vulnerability, affecting computer programmes, records, extra computers, or the network. The word “zero-day” was initially used to describe how many days a new piece of software was released into the public domain, and the expression “zero-day” software was used by a developer until its release.

Essentially, the word was applied to vulnerability and to the number of days it needed to be remedied by the vendor. Once the vendor discovers that the vulnerability has been fixed, the vendor usually develops fixes or recommends workarounds to minimise the vulnerability.

The later the vulnerability was found by the vendor, the more likely no solution or mitigation was made. The less days before a patch will be created, the higher the likelihood of an attack on the affected software because not all users of this programme have applied the patch.

For zero-day exploits, the probability for a user to install a vendor-supplied patch that fixes the bug is zero, and the exploit is still possible unless the vulnerability has been unintentionally patched, e.g. by an unrelated update that fix the vulnerability. The assaults of zero days are a significant threat.

In the above situation, Windows Autopilot helps to protect the system with downloading the Zero-Day patches from Microsoft Update repository.

For example how Zero-Day fix releases : https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/2020/07/14/july-2020-security-update-cve-2020-1350-vulnerability-in-windows-domain-name-system-dns-server/

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