Windows 10’s latest update has another bug - and it might keep you from being anonymous online
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Windows 10 updatehas another bug in its software.
- The latest glitch affects the operating system's Remote Access Connection Manager (RASMAN), which helps a user connect to the internet.
- VPN's set to 'always on' or 'automatically' connect have reported RASMAN return errors.
Windows 10 has a new bug and it’s only one of the many glitches that have been piling up on the operating system, of late.
This latest glitch in the system affects Window 10’s Remote Access Connection Manager (RASMAN). It overseas how a user connects to the internet according to Windows Latest.
So, if you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to go online, it’s possible that it might not function normally.
This could have major repercussions on how you use your computer depending on how much you depend on your VPN.If you’re in the habit of using VPN services for trolling the dark net, unlocking services unavailable in your country like foreign Netflix or Spotify libraries, or masking your online identity — the lack of anonymity will have a heavy bearing on your online activity.
You might be safe
According to Microsoft, the bug only affects the most recent version of Windows 10 — version 1903 from the May update. So, if you haven’t updated your laptop yet, you’re in the clear.
But anywhere between 50 million to 800 million devices already have the new version.
If you have the bug on version of Windows 10, RASMAN will stop running and you will get a 0xc0000005 return error on your device. It’s more prominent if your VPN connection is set to ‘automatically’ connect or ‘always on’. Switching over to the manual mode might keep RASMAN from crashing.
The company said that it’s already working on a fix, and will be rolled out in the next Windows 10 update.
Faster updates, but better updates
Windows only recently rolled out a long overdue update for Windows 10. It brought along new problems like blank screens, the SandboxEscaper vulnerability and performance issues because of its Control Flow Guard.
In fact, Windows 10 has become infamous for glitchy upgrades given its recent track record— rolling out official updates with bugs that should have been very obviously ironed out during the beta stage.
Last year, the October Windows 10 update had deleted personal data, and in November the operating system was downgrading Pro users to the Home version of software.
In 2019, things didn’t get any better with the February Windows 10 update blocking users from accessing the Microsoft Store and the April update which crashed devices altogether.
Windows updates may have become more frequent but they’re clearly not frequent enough and need to be standardised to function without putting user devices at risk.
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