Microsoft released an update for Windows 10 that finally fix the problems with printers that was causing your PC to be vulnerable, namely PrintNightmare exploit that resulted in a lot of security problems around the world.
Some people are more aware of it than others, especially if they were affected by the situation. But since March 2021, the current version of Microsoft’s operating system has had a serious communication problem with previously installed printers.
It all started with a well-intentioned update that was supposed to pave the way for the integration of Sun Valley, the codename of what would become Windows 11. But as soon as it reached the computers, multiple errors began to appear.
From printers that went completely out of configuration to blue screens that turned both computers into a brick. The road out of that stumbling block has been a long one. But it seems to have finally been overcome.
How to get rid of the PrintNightmare exploit?
The uncomfortable episode started with the intention of trying to block a disastrous vulnerability that by now has acquired the popular name of PrintNightmare. An exploit that took advantage of the fast connection configuration with these devices to bypass filters and give the attacker administrator privileges.
But it has just been completely buried with the release of the new updates KB5005033 and KB5005031. Now, to install new printer drivers, users must have administrator privileges.
This move removes the problem with Point and Print’s quick configuration, which does not provide users with the level of security needed to protect against possible external attacks.
Enjoying this change is very simple, you only have to download the most recent update of the operating system through Windows Update.