Hacker News say update Windows OS & Internet Explorer browser ASAP
Hacker News report that Microsoft have issued a security patch to "plug as many as 89 security flaws".
14 of these flaws are listed as critical, and include a zero-day patch for the Internet Explorer browser.
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 and Internet Explorer browser.
See link below for more details.
Source: The Hacker News.
Update Microsoft Windows to the latest release
By default the Windows OS and Internet Explorer browser should update automatically.
But to be on the safe side, you should still check you are using the latest release.
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