ALERT! – Update Windows 10 NOW! – ALERT!

Published On May 10, 2018 | By Tom Huskerson | Alerts

Your computer is probably running the Windows 10 operating system. And you’re probably reading this website using Internet Explorer . So you need to pay attention. Hackers are currently taking advantage of a zero-day flaw known as  “Double Kill”  in Internet Explorer to infect PCs across the globe. Azero dayflaw is a software flaw that was previously unknown to the maker of the hardware or software. 

Microsoft’s is offering its Patch Tuesday update for Windows 10 that addresses the vulnerability discovered by the Qihoo 360 Core Security team in late April.

According to experts hackers can embed a malicious website inside an Windows Office document. If you click on the link to open the website your computer is infected with malicious code that takes over your computer. The code can bypass the User Account Control component in Windows 10, acquiring administrator-level privileges. The attack works within the system memory so there’s no evidence of anything suspicious. In other words your computer falls under the control of the hackers and you would never know and there is no evidence of the attack.

Never, ever open a document from an unknown source. If you receive an email with a link or attachment you are not expecting, even from someone you know, make sure you ask if they really sent it before opening it. Alway keep you Windows 10 PC and all your software and anti-virus software up to date. Windows operating system is a highly popular target for hackers. And make sure your firewall is properly configured. If you decide to remove the Explorer browser from your computer follow these instructions.

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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