If you are a Windows users, stop what you’re doing because Microsoft has issued a critical warning across all versions of its platforms, including every version of Windows 10, and told users they must act now.
Posting in its Security Response Center, Microsoft told users that it has discovered two “critical” Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities which are “wormable”. This means they could be weaponized to launch malware that jumps automatically from PC to PC, spreading across the world without any action from the user. And there are potentially hundreds of millions of vulnerable computers.
The level of concern is understandable, particularly for Windows 10. In March, Microsoft stated there are 800M computers running Windows 10 alone and in its advisory security advisories, it warns: "An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code on the target system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.”