Windows 10 has an important new security update, but you might want to avoid it for now

Windows 10 has an important new security update, but you might want to avoid it for now

Microsoft has started to roll out its monthly update to Windows 10 users across the world. The latest update, which started to arrive on PCs on Tuesday May 12, is primarily focused on security. As millions of people work from home to stop the spread of the coronavirus, keeping your laptop and desktop PC secure against the latest threats is crucial.

Security researchers have seen an uptick in the number of threats piggybacking off the fear around the novel coronavirus to try to trick Windows 10 users into downloading malware and other infected software.

So, it’s hugely important to ensure your machine is running the latest version of Windows 10.

All supported versions of Windows 10 are getting the update, so you’ve got no excuses when it comes to not running the latest software and protections from Microsoft. Included in the latest swathe of improvements to Windows 10, you’ll find ~

• Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge
• Updates to improve security when using input devices such as a mouse, keyboard, or stylus
• Updates for verifying usernames and passwords
• Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Xbox
• Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations
• Updates for storing and managing files
• Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products

As it stands, there are no known issues with the updates. Unfortunately, these things take a little time to flare-up as more and more people install the latest software – so it might be some time before we know whether there are some nasty glitches lurking inside this new patch from Microsoft.

Published at Thu, 14 May 2020 05:01:00 +0000