Hacker News recomend updating Windows to patch 0-Day used to spread Emotet malware

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The Hacker News report that Microsoft has released updates to address multiple security vulnerabilities in Windows and other software, including one actively exploited flaw that's being abused to deliver Emotet malware payloads.

The Hacker News report states:

"The latest monthly release for December fixes a total of 67 flaws, bringing the total number of bugs patched by the company this year to 887, according to the Zero Day Initiative. Seven of the 67 flaws are rated Critical and 60 are rated as Important in severity, with five of the issues publicly known at the time of release. It's worth noting that this is in addition to the 21 flaws resolved in the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser."

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.

Read more: Microsoft Issues Windows Update to Patch 0-Day Used to Spread Emotet Malware.


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

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