MICROSOFT recently released fixes for 83 security vulnerabilities.
That means you should check you’re using the latest Microsoft software update if you want to be protected from potential hackers.
Windows 10 users should check their software is up to dateCredit: Getty – Contributor
The updates came as part of the company’s standard ‘Patch Tuesday’ offerings.
Patch Tuesday refers to when Microsoft releases software patches for its products and it’s supposed to happen each month.
The Microsoft Edge web browser was affected by 13 of the 83 vulnerabilities that were picked up.
Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office were also said to have security flaws that could potentially give hackers unwanted access.
Windows 10 can update automatically but you can double check to be on the safe sideCredit: Alamy
Of all the spotted vulnerabilities, 10 were rated critical.
The other 73 were labelled as important.
That means updating is crucial if you want your PC to be protected.
Hackers know about at least two of the bugs already.
The flaw in the Windows Defender security system is said to have been actively exploited by cybercriminals.
Luckily, if you’re a Windows 10 users most updates should download automatically.
To be on the safe side you can follow the steps below to double check.
How to update Windows 10?
Follow the steps below…
To make sure your Windows 10 is update you first need to click on the Start button in the bottom left corner.
The click on Settings and then the Updates and Security icon.
Here you should be able to select Windows Update.
You’ll then be given the option to check for updates and if there is one available it should download automatically.
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