Microsoft has released another crucial update for Windows 10, which you should download RIGHT NOW.
To avoid being infected with the terrifying PrintNightmare threat, all Windows users are recommended to update their computers right away. Microsoft has now released a new fix that was not included in the initial release.
Microsoft is moving quickly to address a disturbing new problem that might allow hackers to take complete control of Windows-based computers. The PrintNightmare problem only revealed a few days ago, but it’s so bad that the US technology company has already started issuing fixes that must be implemented immediately.
The initial wave of updates was handed out to customers on July 6, with the security update affecting the vast majority of PCs. However, the release left out a number of versions of the Windows operating system, leaving many users vulnerable to the attack. Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, and Windows 10, Version 1607 were among them.
Fortunately, everyone who uses that software can now breathe a sigh of relief, as Microsoft has confirmed that those operating systems have also been patched.
“The security update for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, and Windows 10, Version 1607 has been released,” Microsoft wrote in an updated article on its security page. The applicable update for your system can be found in the Security Updates table. These updates should be installed as soon as possible. If you are unable to apply these updates, the FAQ and Workaround parts of this CVE will provide you with information on how to help protect your system from this vulnerability.”
So, what is PrintNightmare and why is it such a big deal?
Hackers can remotely execute code with system-level rights on any PC that hasn’t been patched, according to this threat, which was discovered earlier this month. That’s about the worst thing that can happen.
This assault entails a cyber criminal being able to install software on PCs, including horrifying apps that record everything typed on the keyboard. If users are harmed, personal information such as banking information and passwords may come up in the wrong hands.
“A remote code execution vulnerability occurs when the Windows Print Spooler service incorrectly executes privileged file operations,” according to Microsoft. An attacker who successfully exploited this flaw may use SYSTEM privileges to run arbitrary code. After that, an attacker might install applications, read, alter, or remove data, or establish new accounts with complete access.”Brinkwire Summary News.”