Urgent warning to update your Windows PC TODAY as 108 flaws for hackers revealed

WINDOWS users will want to make sure their PC has updated as Microsoft has just released updates to fix 108 software vulnerabilities.

The update tackled five ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities, which is a term used to describe a security issue that may have been actively exploited by cybercriminals.

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Windows 10 users should check their software is up to date[/caption]

Microsoft’s April 2021 Patch Tuesday also tackled 19 issued classified as ‘Critical’.

A further 89 were labelled as ‘Important’.

One of the ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities was found by Kaspersky researcher Boris Larin.

He spotted the security flaw being exploited by hackers.

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At least one of the flaws is being actively exploited by criminals[/caption]

Kaspersky explained  a blog post: “We believe this exploit is used in the wild, potentially by several threat actors.

“It is an escalation of privilege (EoP) exploit that is likely used together with other browser exploits to escape sandboxes or get system privileges for further access.

“Unfortunately, we weren’t able to capture a full chain, so we don’t know if the exploit is used with another browser zero-day, or coupled with known, patched vulnerabilities.”

At least four issues were found in the Microsoft Exchange mail server.

However, none of these are known to have been exploited in the wild.

If you’re a Windows 10 user most updates should download automatically.

To be on the safe side you can follow the steps below.

How to update Windows 10?

Follow the steps below…

To make sure your Windows 10 is update you first need to click on the Start button in the bottom left corner.

The click on Settings and then the Updates and Security icon.

Here you should be able to select Windows Update.

You’ll then be given the option to check for updates and if there is one available it should download automatically.

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Have you spotted any PC security issues recently? Let us know in the comments…

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