Sunday, October 17, 2021

Patchday October Windows update closes over 70 security holes

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Microsoft is releasing a new security update on patch day in October, which should be installed urgently. It closes 71 partly critical security holes in Windows 10, Windows 11 and other Microsoft programs.

Regular updates are important to keep your operating system up to date. Microsoft releases new security updates for Windows every month. The updates on patch day in October close 71 security gaps, some of which have already been exploited in hacker attacks.

The update is also available for Windows 11 – it is the first since the new operating system was released. The critical security leaks also include four so-called zero-day gaps, which should be closed as soon as possible with the update.

A bug in the kernel – this is the heart of the operating system – makes it possible for attackers to take over the entire system and access data. This gap is used, for example, in malware attacks. A Trojan is already known under the name “MysterySnail” that exploits this vulnerability.

Windows 10 and Windows 11 users will receive the updates automatically. They will be downloaded and installed the next time you start the system. Important: You should not deactivate the automatic updates in Windows, because only then will the update be downloaded automatically.

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