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On August 13, Microsoft warned of four critical vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-1181, CVE-2019-1182, CVE-2019-1222, and CVE-2019-122), two of which are similar to WannaCry and the BlueKeep crisis in the official blog post. As with the 4 "wormable" vulnerabilities, hackers could use them to spread malware without any user action.
"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.” The vulnerabilities are not only in Windows 10. If the Remote Desktop Services protocol is enabled, the home users should be vulnerable. Now Microsoft is sending a red alert to Windows 10 users to install and apply the updates immediately.
How to protect your PC from such security holes?
For Windows 10 users, if you are using Windows Update, the latest KB4508433 and the cumulative update KB4512508 will be offered to you automatically. You'd better to search "Windows Updates" in the search bar to double-check and make sure they have been applied correctly.
If you don't have automatic update enabled, and have not updated to this most recent OS Build, it will be a little complicated to install the right patches. You can try Advanced SystemCare Free to fix them all in a few clicks. It works great on Windows 7 & 8 as well.
Step 1, Download and Install Advanced SystemCare Free.
Step 2, Scan your PC. Then the vulnerabilities will be detected quickly.
Step 3, Fix them and enable Security Reinforce. Advanced SystemCare will download and install the official updates from Microsoft automatically.
On May 14th, Microsoft also released an urgent security update to protect Windows users against the critical remote code execution vulnerability existed in Remote Desktop Services. If you want to learn more, check the following article.
Microsoft Warns: Your Windows 7 and XP Need to Be Patched Urgently to Prevent from a Potential Wannacry-like Attack