Microsoft issues grave warning for Windows users, update 'immediately'

Microsoft has issued a grave warning for Windows 10 users, as the Windows developer says the threat is a 'print nightmare'.

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Microsoft has come out of the gates hot by urging all Windows users to update their operating systems "immediately".

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The grave warning from Microsoft has come after a serious security flaw was identified in Windows. The flaw is known as PrintNightmare targets the Windows Print Spooler service, and researchers from the cyber-security company named Sangfor published a how-to guide for hackers to exploit it. Microsoft has said that hackers that exploit this flaw in Windows may be able to install programs on the PC, view/delete the PC's data, and even create new user accounts.

To fix this security flaw, Microsoft has asked all Windows users to perform an update immediately. If you are a Windows 7 user, and you thought this security flaw was just for Windows 10 users - you thought wrong. Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 and has yet still issued an update patching this security flaw. The fact that Microsoft has rolled out an update for an operating system that they officially aren't supporting anymore really highlights the severity of the PrintNightmare security flaw.

"We recommend that you install these updates immediately," said Microsoft.

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