A Microsoft security error in the latest version of Windows Defender paves the way for malware that could violate the integrity of crypto wallets.
The error, detected by Windows Latest, is related to scanning problems in Windows Defender version 4.18.2003. This version of the program does not fully complete scans by either quitting or skipping over specific files.
The problem only applies to Windows 10 and may not occur during offline scanning. There is a possibility that the scan is carried out completely, but the Defender does not correctly display information. Microsoft has not solved the issue yet.
This problem should be taken seriously, as crypto-targeted malware continues to multiply. Many cryptocurrency investors store their funds in desktop wallets, which can be compromised by keyboard interceptors or other malicious programs designed to collect sensitive data. There is also software that replaces the copied addresses of Bitcoin wallets, as a result of which the funds are redirected to the criminal’s wallet.
Due to Microsoft’s frequent problems, many cryptocurrency investors prefer to store their funds on smartphones, which usually have more secure operating systems. For instance, iOS has yet to be hacked or have a case of malware. However, Apple’s desktop software and Android have both been hit.