Microsoft has reportedly pushed out an emergency fix for all supported versions of its operating system for a critical security vulnerability it faced. The Microsoft emergency fix can tackle the condition that has the potential to affect all systems of Windows Vista and later. The security threat can allow hackers to gain complete control over the system of the user.
The vulnerability is denoted as critical by Microsoft. Users Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 and Windows 10 technical preview can be subjected to such.
The company mentioned on an online bulletin, “An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.”
There are around 1.5 billion PCs running windows, thus it cannot be taken as a casual issue.
Microsoft introduces a security update every month named “Patch Tuesday,” but this time it decided not to wait. The critical vulnerability of Windows is serious.
Microsoft has mentioned in a statement, “There are multiple ways an attacker could exploit this vulnerability, such as by convincing a user to open a specially crafted document, or by convincing a user to visit an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library handles OpenType fonts.”
The security update is currently available through Windows’ update mechanism. If your PC has not downloaded the update, it will do it later today. Set the PC on automatic update mode or just update it manually.
Due to the critical security update there will be vulnerability to your files in the system. It is better to stick to safe website for the time being if you cannot let the reboot interrupt.