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Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Mynd44: 1:40pm On Jul 19, 2021
Facepalm: Microsoft is once again advising its customers to disable Windows print spooler, after a new vulnerability that allows hackers to execute malicious code on machines has emerged. While a patch fixing the flaw will be released in due course, the most effective workaround currently on the table is to stop and disable the print spooler service entirely.

This is the third print spooler vulnerability to emerge in just five weeks. While a critical flaw was originally identified and patched in June, a similar flaw – dubbed PrintNightmare – came to light shortly after and was subsequently patched (with mixed success).

The emergence of this new vulnerability is frustrating news for Microsoft and its users.

Microsoft has warned customers of the new print spooler vulnerability online, writing: "An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Print Spooler service improperly performs privileged file operations. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights."

This is very important!

If you have the "Print Spooler" service enabled (which is the default), any remote authenticated user can execute code as SYSTEM on the domain controller.

Stop and Disable the service on any DC now! https:///hl0NItsrBF pic.twitter.com/s4yE2VVl5I

— Will Dormann (@wdormann) June 30, 2021

The bottom line in terms of making your computer safe is to stop and disable the print spooler service outright, if it's running – Microsoft spells out how you can do so online. While there'll be a patch for this vulnerability released in due course, no timeline is currently available.
https://www.techspot.com/news/90459-disable-windows-print-spooler-or-you-could-hacked.html

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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by ItsGoodToBeGood(m): 1:43pm On Jul 19, 2021
Ohh, na now I dey get the gist.



Thanks for the information even though I no get computer but Learning Continua.



Those affected should do the needful, remember it is in "Default mode"

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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Kindness218(m): 1:45pm On Jul 19, 2021
Buhari is the cause

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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by honest1480(m): 1:45pm On Jul 19, 2021
Those that have ears let them hear.

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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Gosj001: 1:46pm On Jul 19, 2021
Good one
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by znuga: 1:46pm On Jul 19, 2021
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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Isokoboy(m): 1:46pm On Jul 19, 2021
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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Gentledizzle: 1:46pm On Jul 19, 2021
Alright
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Unlettered: 1:47pm On Jul 19, 2021
This makes sense now.
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Salmoneus(m): 1:47pm On Jul 19, 2021
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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by paddyofboss(m): 1:47pm On Jul 19, 2021
NA SO
Wahala for who know windows print spooler

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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Chukdobz20: 1:48pm On Jul 19, 2021
wink

Lame advise.

How do print servers or local printer work without print spooler services running

Even alot of softwares require print spooler services for effective function.

Disabling print spooler is a cosmetic fix, they should release a patch with urgency..

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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by PAWG(m): 1:48pm On Jul 19, 2021
Okay?
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Idamond(m): 1:48pm On Jul 19, 2021
I'm dedicating this space to the next page people...

I'm underated on this forum

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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Kenneth4u205(m): 1:48pm On Jul 19, 2021
So how do we disable it ?. Detailed description needed

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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by flexyrule(m): 1:49pm On Jul 19, 2021
How to disable the "Print SPooler Service"

Press the Windows key + R.
Type "services.msc" and press "enter".
Scroll down to Print Spooler on the pop up menu.
Double click or right click on it.
Select "Stop"

Please note:

This service spools print jobs and handles interaction with your printer. If you turn off this service, you won't be to print or see your printers.

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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Onyenna(m): 1:50pm On Jul 19, 2021
Okay
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Dhavido(m): 1:50pm On Jul 19, 2021
MacOS is more secured
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by bayem2adex: 1:51pm On Jul 19, 2021
Easy nah
Kindness218:
Buhari is the cause

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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by danielblessing(m): 1:51pm On Jul 19, 2021
Oh . Desmond
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by BlowYourMind: 1:52pm On Jul 19, 2021
For those that have something to lose, unless they want lesson plans and movies
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by TOPCRUISE(m): 1:53pm On Jul 19, 2021
I don't know wetin dem they call spooler talkless of the one that print. It's good that the resources on how to disable is online
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by yinchar(m): 1:53pm On Jul 19, 2021
The procedure is simple:

Press Windows Key + R
The run dialog box will be opened
Type gpedit.msc and press ENTER
Navigate to the section as shown in the attached image, double click and select disable
DISABLED
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by money121(m): 2:00pm On Jul 19, 2021
Ok
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by OlujobaSamuel: 2:02pm On Jul 19, 2021
Microsoft and wahala, so how people go dey print now?
Na dis one be use your own money buy wahala come carry the wahala come home
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Skillsnigeria: 2:05pm On Jul 19, 2021
Noted
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by inoki247: 2:10pm On Jul 19, 2021
ok
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by gozzlin: 2:17pm On Jul 19, 2021
shocked

That's it! I'm porting to mac.
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by Yankee101: 2:19pm On Jul 19, 2021
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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by BigDawsNet: 2:19pm On Jul 19, 2021
Hmmm
Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by maxjax(m): 2:20pm On Jul 19, 2021
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Re: Disable Windows Print Spooler Or You Could Be Hacked, Says Microsoft by maxjax(m): 2:20pm On Jul 19, 2021
cheesy oh lawd of mercy grin

Yankee101:
Windows don become porous pass prostitute

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