Windows 10 was launched on July 29th 2015 with a goal to have I billion Windows 10 devices by 2017. These plans could come to a halt as Microsoft has just released some important security patches.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 is full of new features that make it quite arguably the best Microsoft Windows version to date.  According to Microsoft, this is the final version of Windows.  From this point forward, Windows 10 will simply be upgraded free for life.   

In order to run Windows 10, users need a PC or tablet with a 1GHz processor or faster, 1GB of RAM and 16GB hard disk space for 32-bit machines or 2GB and 16GB for 64-bit machines, a DirectX 9 or later graphics card with a WDDM 1.0 driver and an 800 x 600 display or better.

Microsoft has found about 50 weaknesses in the Windows 10 operating system and had just released several important security patches.



According to Microsoft, early versions of Windows 10 contained four zero-day flaws that were being exploited by hackers. To such exploits were found in Microsoft’s browsers.

Internet Explorer has a flaw that could allow a hacker to take control of an affected system.  As a result, the hacker would have full administrator rights and could change passwords, access important information, and delete data.

Microsoft’s newest Edge browser had flaw called CVE-2016-7189.  Microsoft warned that this weakness allows attackers to remotely execute code on the affected machine after the owner visited a malicious website.  Thus, it is important to be cautious about clicking on unfamiliar links or visiting dubious websites.

Microsoft has issued an update design to improve the security and reliability issue for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2.

Zero-day flaws can be fixed via the Windows update app.

Stay tuned for news on Microsoft’s October 26th media event.  We should see the new Surface Book and Surface Pro line-up.

Photo Source: Microsoft

Sources: Your Technology Zone, Zdnet

"If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else." -- Microsoft Business Group President Jeff Raikes
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