Federal Office Increases on Risk Level 5: Be sure to install updates

At the beginning of the year, Microsoft closed alone 100 security gaps. But with that the danger is not banned for users.

Germany – both in February, as well as in March, Microsoft presented a number of updates on the patchday – and thus closed various critical vulnerabilities in its programs. That the company provides on the so-called Patchday security updates is not unusual. The warning of the BSI, on the other hand. As updates * reports, the Federal Office awarded the highest all possible risk levels.

Federal Office warns against security gap: Install updates for Microsoft as quickly as possible

The risk level 5 awards the Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) very rarely. But the gaps closed according to BSI 71 are dangerous: so they can be exploited according to Computer image to run any harmful code on behalf of the user, even with administrator rights. Attackers could also handle safety precautions and thus paralyze the whole PC, change or steal data.

Every second Tuesday of the month is at Microsoft Patchday. The company regularly provides updates for its programs on this day and closes security gaps.

For the past two patchdays in February and March 2022, according to CHIP.de but an unusually high volume of security updates was recorded. As Security-insider reports, it should have been more than 120 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products, just under 100 of them critical or important (more digital news * at updates).

Warning of the BSI from security holes: Do not move updates on Windows

There were updates for Windows 10 and 11, Office, Windows Defender and many other programs. But the pure number of “security fixes” is not crucial, explains chip.de.

Как устроена IT-столица мира / Russian Silicon Valley (English subs)
But obviously it had the security holes closed this time: the BSI warned urgent to install the updates as soon as possible – because only then do users be protected from attacks over the Internet.

Victims of an attack can become users by opening a manipulated file, e-mail or website. Which ones are, however, is often difficult for the layman. Therefore, it is advisable to quickly install deployed updates (more warnings on updates).

Updates close security holes on Windows: How to install them correctly

So that not only the operating system but also other Microsoft programs are supplied with updates, advises _Computer image, _ proceed as follows:

Then absolutely install available updates and restart the PC. But not only PC users threaten again and again drove, and Android users should delete 14 apps better *.

Some as “important” classified and publicly known issues concern about the Visual Studio, the Remote Desktop Client and the Windows Fax and Scan service. Three other vulnerabilities classified as critical vulnerabilities are not publicly known as CHIP.de. _ * updates is part of the editorial network from phenia.media._

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