Small Business IT Security: Windows Security “Bugs” Require Action Now
Microsoft announced yesterday that they have patched 4 serious security vulnerabilities that could allow a hacker to gain remote access to your computer. The company mentioned that these vulnerabilities are “wormable” meaning that no action was required by the user to infect other nearby computers with viruses or malware. Microsoft’s director of incident response Simon Pope said that there are “potentially hundreds of millions of vulnerable computers,” in a blog post on Tuesday. These security updates contain security fixes that affect all in-support versions of Window and need to be fixed quickly he said. To improve your small business IT security and secure you Windows PC there are a couple of things that you need to do.
Windows Users that have their machines set up to receive automated updates do not need to take action. Users that do not have their machines set for automatic updates should first backup their machine to prevent potential data loss. For users that do update their machines manually, they can get the security patches very easily by typing, “windows update” or “check for updates” in the search bar located near the start button on your desktop.
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