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US urges agencies to apply patches to Microsoft servers

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The US national security official in charge of cybersecurity on Tuesday told all government agencies to urgently apply new software patches from Microsoft to fix a vulnerability in its Exchange Servers.

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“The US government discovered and notified Microsoft Corp on these vulnerabilities. The US Government carefully weighs the national security, public, and commercial interests in deciding to disclose a vulnerability. Moreover, we recognize when vulnerabilities may pose such a systemic risk that they require expedited disclosure,” Deputy National Security adviser for Cyber & Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger said in a statement.

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