Hacker News say update Windows to patch in the wild Zero-Day Bugs
Hacker News report that Microsoft have issued a security patch to squash 50 bugs, including five rated Critical, and 45 rated Important in severity, with three of the issues publicly known (in the wild) at the time of release.
A zero-day attack patch is issued by developers when they discover a flaw which has been exploited without their knowledge.
Microsoft users should check they are using the latest available release for their operating system.
See link below for more details.
Source: The Hacker News.
Users of MS Office Suite should also check they are using the latest available release
8 June 2021.
Hacker News also reported:
"Four security vulnerabilities discovered in the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and Office online, could be potentially abused by bad actors to deliver attack code via Word and Excel documents." (Hacker News)
Update Microsoft Windows to the latest release
By default the Windows OS should update automatically.
But to be on the safe side, you should still check you are using the latest release.
"To install the latest security updates, Windows users can head to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, or by selecting Check for Windows updates." (Hacker News).
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- device (operating system) used to connect to your website,
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