Microsoft has urged Windows users to install an update immediately after security researchers discovered a serious flaw in the operating system.
PrintNightmare is a security flaw that affects Windows Print Spooler. It was accidentally published by researchers as a guide.
Microsoft ( Microsoft) warned hackers could exploit the vulnerability to install programs, view or delete data, and even create new user accounts with full rights. Hackers can take full control of your computer’s hardware and do serious damage.
Windows 10 isn’t the only affected version — Windows 7 which Microsoft has stopped support for last year is also vulnerable. Microsoft released a patch for Windows 7’s 12-year-old operating system, despite announcing it would not be issuing updates. This highlights the severity of the PrintNightmare flaw. Microsoft announced that it would no longer issue updates for Windows 7 but instead released a patch for its 12-year-old operating system. This demonstrates the severity of the PrintNightmare flaw.
The company stated that they recommend you immediately install the updates.
The good news is that the security update at present is cumulative. This means it includes previous fixes for security issues.
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