Windows 10 users are being warned not to use the outdated versions of Windows. Windows 10 users are being urged to download the latest security patch as Microsoft warns about its operating system. Microsoft suggests the users of Windows 10 and Windows 7 to make sure their PCs are fully up to date with the latest security patches. Microsoft has found some critical vulnerabilities in these popular operating systems.
The attackers might be interested in attacking and take a full control of your computer. The US technology giant has also confirmed that this is a ‘wormable’ issue. It means that any future malware that exploits this issue could move from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer without any user interaction.
Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2 and all supported versions of Windows 10, including server versions are affected.
Microsoft discovered the vulnerabilities during hardening of Remote Desktop Services. It is very important that the affected systems are patched as soon as possible because of the elevated risks associated with wormable vulnerabilities. The downloads for thesse can be found in the Microsoft Security Update Guide.
If you have automatic updates enabled then your PC should be automatically protected. You are also safe if you are running Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 as these are not affected.