Hacker News advise update MS Windows immediately to patch new 0-Day attacks

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The Hacker News report that Microsoft has "rolled out security patches to contain a total of 71 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and other software, including a fix for an actively exploited privilege escalation vulnerability that could be exploited in conjunction with remote code execution bugs to take control over vulnerable systems."

Two of the flaws are rated Critical and 68 are rated Important. The update addresses four zero-day attacks.

A zero-day attack patch is issued by developers when they discover a flaw which has been exploited without their knowledge. 

Source: The Hacker News.

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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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Protect your device, browser & web connection

When thinking about website security, it is easy to overlook the:

  • device (operating system) used to connect to your website,
  • the way you connect (your web browser) to the internet, and
  • how you connect (in the clear or via encryption).

Read more: Protect your device, browser & web connection.

 

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