Microsoft Issue Patches for Defender Zero-Day & Windows Flaws

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukRelease date: 12 January 2021.

Latest newsletter from The Hacker News reports that Microsoft released security updates addressing 83 flaws spanning 11 products and services (including Windows, Edge and Defender).

These included an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability in Defender.

A zero-day vulnerability is when the vulnerability is being exploited without the knowledge of developers.

In terms of severity:

  • 10 bugs are listed as Critical,
  • 73 are listed as Important.

Have you recently checked you are using the latest available release?

Users of Defender are recommended to check that the version installed on their device is 1.1.17700.4 or later.

Read more: Microsoft Issue Patches for Defender and Windows Flaws.


Quick Fix

Perform FREQUENT check to ensure your Windows operating system is up to date.

An alternative solution could be to switch to using Linux.

To look for and install the latest Windows security updates:

  • select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update
  • or select Check for Windows updates.


Keep Windows Up to Date

When thinking about website security, it is easy to overlook the device (operating system) used to connect to your website.

To do so would be a BIG mistake.

After all, where do you log into your website control panel from?

Your computer device.

Read more: Protect your Device, Browser & Web Connection.


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