Microsoft has released a software patch for Windows operating systems, which immediately fixed 93 vulnerabilities. According to the developers, 29 of them are marked as "critical". Another 64 are recommended for installation.
Two found gaps that the update closes are marked as particularly dangerous because they are potentially vulnerable to worm viruses. Such "malware" is able to distribute the code in the computer without any user intervention. They can be managed remotely.
"Using this vulnerability, the hacker is able to remotely install programs, delete or change user data, create new accounts with administrator rights," comments Microsoft update.
The problem affected several versions of Windows: Windows 10, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2. The vulnerability is related to the remote desktop service, RDP. By default, this service is disabled in Windows 10, but when it is activated, there is a risk of becoming a victim of hackers.
Microsoft strongly recommends that you install the security patch as soon as possible, as it will protect your computer or laptop from hacking. Download links are available on the official Microsoft website.