Microsoft just released a windows update that will fix many dangerous and actively abused exploits and vulnerabilities in Windows. These patches released by Microsoft are designed to address 68 vulnerabilities, many of which are considered critical. Here’s what you need to know about the update on your device and how to stay up-to-date!
The software company regularly releases updates for Windows 11 and 10. Recently, Microsoft recently released a new round of updates which should fix several pressing issues that could have put your Laptop or computer device at risk! Microsoft released a total of 68 flaws fixed during this month’s Patch Tuesday, and 11 are critical. The potential attacker could remotely execute malicious code or elevate privileges within your system if they were granted access to it by one of these vulnerabilities.
If we broke down into different categories then Microsoft’s latest update contains fixes for the following issue:
- 27 – Related to the Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities
- 16 – Allow Remote Code Execution
- 11 – Disclose Information
- 06 – Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
- 04 – Let the Attacker Bypass Security Features
- 03 – Related to Spoofing
Microsoft issued six fixes for vulnerabilities known as ‘zero-day’ that were being actively exploited and are also known to the public. The company reported the existence of these bugs without an official patch available yet which makes them “zero days” in their classification according to Microsoft’s definition.
While there would be no way for the attacker to execute this exploit without access from a victim accessing a specific server. But once they did visit a malicious server or website, the hacker would be automatically granted remote code execution privileges! Vulnerabilities in the software made it possible for hackers to bypass Mark of Web (MOTW) defences, which resulted in a lack of availability of security features including Protected View in Microsoft Office.
One of the most serious vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows could allow an attacker to take control of your computer.
How to Make Sure that Windows is Up to Date?
The new update is finally here! It’s been a long wait, but it looks like the patches you need are here. The roll-out should be happening soon so make sure you head over to Windows Update and grab them as soon as they are available.
Here are a few simple steps to keep your Windows Up to Date:
- Click on the Windows Icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen
- Type in Windows Update
- Click on Check for updates
Click this button it will help you to check whether a new update is available. If new patches are available in your windows then download them. Otherwise, make sure to check back shortly so that you don’t miss it. Not all users get every update at the exact same time so keep that in mind.