Microsoft issues patches for 55 bugs + actively exploited 0-day attack

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukRelease date: 9 February 2021.

Latest newsletter from The Hacker News reports that Microsoft have issued fixes for 56 flaws, including a critical vulnerability that's known to be actively exploited in the wild.

A zero-day attack occurs when a vulnerability is discovered to have been exploited without the knowledge of developers.

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

Read more: Microsoft issues patches for 55 bugs + actively exploited 0-day attack.

 

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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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