Urgent: Update Windows Immediately

Urgent:  Update Windows Immediately

Microsoft recently released a major patch update for Windows, which means you need to update your computer immediately.  This is the biggest update Microsoft has ever issued, addressing a record 49 flaws in its programming.  According to their website, “An attacker who successfully exploited [the Windows] vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user.”

Most computers are preset to automatically fix security flaws on their computers.  For those who wish to do so manually, installing the fix is quite easy.  Simply Click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.

Sadly, Microsoft releases patches on a regular basis because of the vulnerabilities within Windows.  In fact, their updates are so regular (the second Tuesday of every month) that techies call it Patch Tuesday.  The problem is, once the new patch is implemented, hackers then analyze the new code and exploit those patches the very next day, hatching the term “exploit Wednesday.”

We live in a difficult and complicated world online.  Please surf safely and watch out for anything abnormal from your computer.

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