August Security Update for Windows 10 Fixes Ransomware Zero Day Attack Issues

In recent months, the rise of Ransomware Attacks has caused a lot of pain for many Windows 10 user, and even those on the enterprise. It’s common for many Windows 10 user, and small businesses to delay the security patches which they should now. In August security update from Microsoft, the company has rolled out patches for their apps, and software which includes Internet Explorer, Edge, SharePoint, Adobe Flash Player, and SQL Server to address the issue.

The update is being rolled out for Windows 10, Windows RT, and 8.1 through Windows Update only.  Microsoft has also shared that after May 9, 2017, customers who are running on Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer get any security, and quality updates. They will have to update to the latest version of Windows to make sure their PC is safe. Windows 10 2015 LTSB and the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB editions are an exception this case.

In this security update, there are 48 such patches which also includes updates for the subsystem for Linux, Kernel, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Hyper-V.

Along with this, there are critical updates for Adobe Flash as well. Even though the company has decided to quit Flash technology post-2020, till then, expect to get patches. One of the patches addresses Use-After-Free and memory corruption issues which again let a hacker get remote access to your computer, and execute a code on the target system.

via ZeorDayInitiative.