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Windows 10 users told to update NOW to fix critical security flaws

Windows 10 users told to update NOW to fix critical security flaws

WINDOWS 10 users are being warned to update now to fix 56 vulnerabilities that have been spotted in the software.One of those flaws is said to be a cr

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WINDOWS 10 users are being warned to update now to fix 56 vulnerabilities that have been spotted in the software.

One of those flaws is said to be a critical security hole that could give a hacker admin privileges on your computer.

Windows 10 users should check their software is up to date

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Windows 10 users should check their software is up to dateCredit: Getty – Contributor

That flaw is known as a ‘zero-day’, which is a term used to describe a security issue that has been actively exploited by cybercriminals.

Microsoft released fixes for all 56 issues as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday event.

A total of 11 of the 56 problems were labelled as critical bugs.

Two were labelled as ‘Moderate vulnerabilities’.

One of the flaws could let a hacker take over your computer

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One of the flaws could let a hacker take over your computerCredit: Getty – Contributor

The other 43 have been listed as ‘Important’.

The flaws were found in a range of services including Microsoft Office and Skype for Business.

A security researcher from DBAPPSecurity was the one who spotted the most critical flaw.

They pointed out that it was being exploited back in December.

This means hackers were able to access the computers of victims’ via the flaw.

If you’re a Windows 10 users 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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This post first appeared on Thesun.co.uk

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