Attention All Windows Users: Go Update Your Systems… And Hurry

Photo cred: Morgue file

Photo cred: Morgue file

Go update your Windows system, whether you have Vista or the Windows 10 preview… and hurry! Microsoft has released an emergency critical update (hence the word critical!) to the system due to a flaw that could potentially leave your PC vulnerable to attackers. Not cool.

The way the bug works is that if you open up a document or a website that has malicious OpenType fonts embedded in it, which was developed through the combined efforts of Adobe and Microsoft to succeed Apple’s format, a hacker can then take advantage of the bug. So in layman’s terms, just beware of strange websites with strange fonts before a hacker runs an even stranger code and takes control of your entire system. Damn hackers.

If you are already set up for automatic updates, then don’t worry about manually starting the update, as it will download sometime today. To check if the update has already downloaded, go to your Control Panel, type “Windows update” in the search box, and then choose view update history. If you do not see a code for the update, then your PC will require you to restart in order to manually enforce the update.

According to multiple reports, Microsoft has not confirmed that any hacks are active at the moment, but I guess they would rather be safe than sorry! You should be too.

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