Microsoft has released an urgent patch for Windows after the US National Security Agency (NSA) discovered a critical bug in the operating system. In this bug, antivirus software could identify malware as legitimate applications, or fake banking sites could use the vulnerability to trick a user’s PC into thinking it was legitimate.
The Department of Information Technology urges all students, faculty, and employees to update their Windows computers as soon as possible.
How to Update
- Select the Start Menu in lower left hand corner of screen and then type in "Check for updates"
- From the list of results "Check for updates". Within the "Windows Update" screen, select the "Check for updates" button, even if it says the computer is up to date.
- Available updates will be displayed and will begin to install.
- At completion of the update process you may be prompted to restart.
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