Windows PCs must be immediately updated

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techno.rentetan.com – Security holes were recently addressed by Microsoft. For as long as computers are present, there will always be bugs. Metaphorically, of course. That’s great news for Windows users, since Microsoft has recently wiped out yet another round of these nasty trojan horses. If you’re on a PC, and this update hasn’t been installed, do it right now.

Bleeping Computer said that Microsoft published their March 2022 patch on Patch Tuesday. More than 70 identified vulnerabilities have been addressed in the latest release. As a result of this, Microsoft Edge was patched for 21 Chromium vulnerabilities.

Patching security weaknesses is critical, and you should do so on a regular basis to keep your system safe from any concerns that Microsoft may discover. But this time, there are three problems that are possibly more hazardous than the others:

  • Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Client (CVE-2022-21990)
  • CVE-2022-24459 – Windows Fax and Scan Service Privilege Elevation Vulnerability.
  • Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2022-24512 for.NET and Visual Studio.

An entry is considered zero-day vulnerable if the defect has previously been discovered as a known security risk. Unlike the other faults that Microsoft fixed, everyone was aware of these flaws, so malicious actors might have taken advantage of them. While Microsoft claims that none of the vulnerabilities have been actively exploited, the firm admitted that there have been proof-of-concept attacks for CVE-2022-21990 and CVE-2022-24459..

These two additional vulnerabilities are also expected to be exploited in due time, according to Bleeping Computer, Microsoft.

  • CVE-2022-24508 – Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Windows SMBv3 Client/Server.
  • Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2022-23277)

It is a double-edged sword when it comes to security updates (weighing heavily, of course, on the side of good). To begin with, Microsoft is addressing vulnerabilities that may be used against you in theory with its security patches. However, now that all issues have been discovered and fixed, bad actors may take a closer look at them and come up with methods to attack users who haven’t upgraded yet. Your computer has to be updated as soon as feasible because of that.

Update your PC with the most recent security fixes using these simple instructions

Windows may simply inform you that an update is available and begin the installation process for you.. If not, you’ll have to manually check for an update to get things rolling.

Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update (Windows 10) or Start > Settings > Windows Update (Windows 8.1). (Windows 11). Windows may take a few moments to see whether there are any new updates. If the patch is available, it will be included here. As soon as the update is downloaded and installed, you may follow the on-screen instructions.