Urgent: Update your Windows PC with these patches now to lock down serious security holes. Microsoft, Java manufacturer Oracle and Adobe released these urgent updates today. These three companies make some of the most popular programs and products on PCs around the world. Many of the patches deal with very serious security flaws that could help hackers break into your computer by exploiting flaws in widely used products like Internet Explorer, Java and even the Windows operating system itself.
Several of the patches are critical fixes to stop hackers from gaining remote access to your computers.
Microsoft is issuing nine updates in total, and three are listed as critical. The updates affect all supported versions of Windows itself, Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11, and Microsoft Office, so these are seriously important. The three critical updates fix "Remote Code Execution" bugs that could allow hackers to break into your computer remotely - even without a password! One of the critical updates affects Windows and Internet Explorer, while the other two just affect Windows.
There are also two "Remote Code Execution" fixes listed as Important, not critical. The first deals with an additional Windows bug. The second fixes a flaw in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Services and Microsoft Office Web Apps.
How do you ensure your computer is protected with these important updates?