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Microsoft issues official warning for billions as 74 security flaws found

MICROSOFT has just rolled out a fix for 74 security vulnerabilities and users should update now.

At least one of the security issues has been described as a ‘zero-day’, meaning it’s being actively exploited by cybercriminals.

Microsoft has released fixes for 74 Windows security issues

Microsoft has released fixes for 74 Windows security issuesCredit: Getty

According to Krebs on Security, seven of the security problems have been rated “Critical” and a further 66 have been labelled as “Important.”

Only one of the problems was regarded as being low in its severity.

At least two of the vulnerabilities are said to be publicly known so hackers could exploit them if users don’t update.

The zero-day security issue is said to affect all supported versions of Windows.

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It’s thought that around 1.4billion people use Microsoft Windows 10 and 11 each month.

Microsoft has revealed little information about the recently patched flaws so they can’t be exploited further.

If you’re a Windows 10 user most updates should download automatically.

To be on the safe side you can follow the steps below.

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How to update Microsoft Windows

To make sure your Windows is updated you first need to click on the Start button.

Then click on Settings and then the Updates and Security icon.

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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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