Microsoft is urging Windows users to immediately install an update.
Security researchers found a serious vulnerability in the operating system.
We’re here to help you better understand what is going on and how to update your system!
The PrintNightmare flaw is a major security risk for enterprises, where print spoolers are used on Windows machines. Microsoft considered it serious enough to rush out a patch last week. The researchers announced in late May that they found vulnerabilities in Print Spooler, which allows multiple users to access a printer. They published a proof-of-concept online by mistake and subsequently deleted it, but sadly not before it was published elsewhere online.
Microsoft warned that hackers could exploit the vulnerability and be able to install programs, view and delete data or even create new user accounts with full user rights.
Who Is Affected?
Anyone using Windows 10 and earlier are affected! Microsoft urges that everyone using Windows should update their systems IMMEDIATELY.
How To Update Your Windows PC
Updating is simple and fast!
- Select the Start button
- Select Settings
- Update & security
- Windows Update
This will help update your computer to the most recent Windows update. Below is a picture example on how to update your PC.
Microsoft also released a patch for Windows 11. Its newest operating system, due out soon, is currently available to beta testers.