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Windows 11 encryption bug could cause data loss, temporary slowdowns on newer PCs

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Windows 11 encryption bug could cause data loss, temporary slowdowns on newer PCs

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Recent Windows updates can resolve the problem but not undo damage.

Microsoft says that the problem was caused when it added “new code paths” to support the updated encryption instructions in SymCrypt, Windows’ cryptographic function library. These code paths were added in the initial release of Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022, so the problem shouldn't affect older versions like Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019.

AMD's upcoming Zen 4 architecture also supports VAES, though by the time these chips are released in the fall, the patches will have had plenty of time to proliferate.


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Author / Journalist: Andrew Cunningham

Category: Technology

Topics: Tech Windows 11 Windows Server

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Published Date: 2022-08-09, 17:31:50

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