NVIDIA Quietly Releases Updated Drivers, Plugs Gaping Security Hole
NVIDIA graphics card owners who don't update to the latest drivers are susceptible to a potentially harmful security hole that allows a remote attacker with a valid domain account to gain super-user access to any system running older drivers. This is especially concerning for enterprise environments, though home consumers shouldn't take the issue lightly either.
The driver update also squashes a few lower level bugs, adds new 3D Vision profiles for more than half a dozen games, and introduces performance improvements in a handful of titles, most notably Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed III. NVIDIA says GeForce GPU owners can expect up to 26 faster performance in the former and up to 18 percent in the latter, as well as smooth, shimmer-free graphics with TXAA antialiasing in both games.