Category: General|Aug 23, 2021 | Author: Admin

Razer Synapse can hack machines: plug in your mouse to become a Windows 10 admin

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If you use one or more Razer products, you have probably come across Synapse.

Razer is aware of this shocking security flaw
Now the program is in the spotlight not due to improvements, but a scary hole that is very easy to exploit: when you plug in a device, mouse as keyboard, Windows 10 and 11 automatically download Synapse.

 

Razer wants to make it as easy as possible for customers, and that is basically a good thing - until holes are discovered, and that is something that will always occur. In other words, this feature should be disabled forever.

 

No manufacturer should auto-install this way
To understand how easy it is to take advantage of this, you need to understand what happens in the background when connecting Razer USB devices

 

Windows Update downloads and run RazerInstaller as a "system". When this happens, all you have to do is open Powershell with administrator privileges (shift and right mouse click at the same time).

 

Razer is working on a solution (the company promises rewards even though the error was widely known by "jonhat"), but now the question is: how many other products can trigger the same problem?

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