Attention Windows users! It’s time to update your PC. If you aren’t set for automatic updates, it’s time run them. Here’s what’s happening:
Microsoft has issued a patch to fix a flaw just discovered by security researchers at Google’s Zero Day project. Researcher Tavis Ormandy called it “crazy bad” and “The worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory.”
What that means is that this bug can actually take control of your system and do things like install programs. Worse yet, you don’t have to do anything. It can be sent to you as an email and you wouldn’t even have to open it for it to attack your system.
So run those updates!