#Windows10 #Microsoft – Windows 10 is under attack and Microsoft users must do this right now : If you use Windows 10 you should update your PC right now. Microsoft has just released some important security patches after finding around 50 vulnerabilities within its Windows 10 operating system.
The important software update fixes five critical flaws in Windows 10 including problems with Internet Explorer, Windows 10 default web browser, Microsoft Edge and Office.
According to Microsoft, previous versions of the software contained four zero-day flaws – so-called because the critical bugs have never knowingly been exploited by hackers in the wild. None of these flaws have been publicly disclosed until now.
One flaw that was found in Internet Explorer could allow a hacker to take control of an affected system. This attack could then be used to install programs – view, change, or delete data – or create new accounts with full administrator rights.
Microsoft’s latest Edge browser also had a dangerous zero-day flaw, called CVE-2016-7189. This would allow an attacker to remotely execute code on the victim’s machine, but again, the criminal would need to convince a user to visit a malicious website.
An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as owner of the computer, Microsoft warned in its official blog.
The fixes for these zero-day flaws are currently available via the Windows Update app. Microsoft has also issued an update aimed at improving security and reliability issues for Windows 7, 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2.
The news comes as Microsoft is due to release a range of new Windows 10 powered devices. Microsoft has already sent-out invites to a media event on October 26th, where the US technology firm is expected to debut new Surface hardware, including an all-in-one desktop computer and potential refreshes to the Surface Book and Surface Pro line-up. Source: dailystar