With 8 days to go until people begin to download and install Windows 10, you might want to consider installing the latest critical security update first. A new vulnerability was recently discovered that could allow hackers to take control over your PC.
This is a serious issue, and so you really do need to install this update if you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, 8, 8.1, RT and RT 8.1. We highly doubt this will be an issue for Windows 10, although you do not want any sign of a flaw when upgrading to the newer version of Microsoft’s operating system, so what are you waiting for?
If attackers were able to gain access to your PC, they could then install a program to allow them to view your date or even change and delete it. They could also create new accounts with full rights, which as you would imagine comes with a host of problems.
Thankfully, this critical Windows update will put a stop to this vulnerability, as it corrects how Windows Adobe Type Manager Library tackles OpenType fonts, which is how hackers gain access to your system.
Microsoft has also said that Windows versions that are passed their support life could also be affected, although they have not really said what it is you can do in order to resolve the issue.