Microsoft has released a software patch for Windows operating systems that immediately fixed 93 vulnerabilities. According to the developers, 29 of them are marked as "critical". An additional 64 is recommended for installation.
The two holes that the update closes are marked as particularly dangerous because they are potentially vulnerable to worm viruses. Such "malware" is capable of independently distributing code on a computer without any user intervention. They can be controlled remotely.
"Using this vulnerability, an attacker is able to remotely install programs, delete or modify user data, create new accounts with administrator privileges," comments Microsoft Update.
The issue affected multiple versions of Windows at once: Windows 10, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2. The vulnerability is related to the operation of the Remote Desktop Service, the RDP protocol. By default, this service is disabled in Windows 10, but when enabled, there is a risk of becoming a victim of hackers.
Microsoft strongly recommends installing the security patch as soon as possible as it will protect your computer or laptop from crashing. Download available links on Microsoft's official site.