The most recent Windows 10 patch will prevent machines from suffering from malicious code and malware infections, but only if users install it now…
The ubiquitous coronavirus shutdowns and widespread COVID-19 quarantines might have altered regular day-to-day life in a number of ways. But, hackers aren’t abstaining from their malevolent behaviors. (In fact, many are taking advantage of the circumstances to extort money or extract personal information through different scams.) Fortunately, software makers like Microsoft are still pushing out essential security updates for Windows.
Latest Windows 10 Patch Blocks Malicious Code and Malware Installation
Microsoft recently released an update that prevents two specific vulnerabilities, known as CVE-2020-1020 and CVE-2020-0938. These can let hackers remotely run malicious code and even go so far as to install malware. Worse still, people don’t have to open an infected document to be vulnerable to the attacks. All that’s necessary is to preview a file in Windows Explorer to get hit.
Both CVE-2020-1020 and CVE-2020-0938 have been actively exploited by hackers since at least March, but Microsoft has been unable to fix the issue until this week’s patch. It also fixes as many as one-hundred and thirty-three other security issues, fifteen of which Microsoft says are potential threats. Read the full patch notes for more details here.