Window 10 Update News

On the 13th October 2020, Microsoft released an important update to all users of Windows 10 OS. (CVE-2020-1047)

(If you use Windows OS on a work computer, then updates may be managed by your ICT)

The update fixes 87 vulnerabilities with one having a Microsoft severity score of 9.8 out of 10, and has been described as dangerous. This bug can allow a criminal to take over any Windows operating system that has not been patched.

A second issue of note, relates to Outlook in which the bug can be exploited by tricking the user to open a specially crafted file with an affected version of the Microsoft Outlook software.

You may already have updates set to Automatic, but please check just in case the updates have not been applied.

To do this, click on the magnifying glass on the task bar bottom left of your screen, then in the search bar start typing ‘windows update’ and you will then see Windows Update Settings appear, click on this and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions please ask.

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