Every month, Microsoft releases the necessary updates for its products. This process takes place on the first Tuesday of the month, ensuring that all the faults that have been corrected are gathered there.
This is a normal process and everyone knows it, but this month takes on a more urgent shape. There are more than 70 corrections, some of them classified as critical. Given this urgency and the problems it solves in Windows, it is especially urgent that you install the available updates.
A long list of issues fixed by Microsoft
It was the day before yesterday that Microsoft released the latest patches for Windows and all the branded software it uses. February 2020 Patch Tuesday identifies and resolves some critical flaws. There are many others that are in various software of the company.
Here we have 18 in this category and of which 7 refer to browsers and scripting engines. There are also 2 associated with the Remote Desktop Client. In business environments, however, these should be the first to be applied to computers.
Windows has problems with the older browser
One of these flaws in particular, affects Internet Explorer and allows memory corruption to be made, which makes it possible to run code on the attacked PC. Marked as CVE-2020-0674, Microsoft warns, however, that this flaw is being actively exploited by attackers.
From what is described by Microsoft, this flaw in Internet Explorer is in versions 9, 10 and 11, and can be exploited in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. Of course, it is advisable to install the security fix as soon as possible.
It is urgent to install these updates
There are still other flaws, focused on various Windows components. We talk about DHCP, Hyper-V or Exchange. The list of faults is long and can be consulted at support page from Microsoft. These will be grouped and Windows 10 users can now install them mainly via Update.
This update is extremely urgent. Microsoft is recommending its immediate installation, so that users are protected and away from the serious security problems that may arise.