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Critical security update before Windows 10 download

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?

New Windows Critical security update

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.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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