Washington-ALSHARQIYA July 9: Microsoft announced that it has released some emergency updates for Windows systems to avoid the risk of a software vulnerability that could affect data security in those systems.
According to the available information, the security updates that Microsoft announced recently came after the discovery of the PrintNightmare software vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler services on Windows systems.
Available information indicates that hackers can exploit the aforementioned vulnerability to infiltrate devices running Windows systems, executing remote code or installing software that could threaten the security of computer users' data.
Microsoft indicated that it has released emergency software updates for Windows 7 systems that officially stopped supporting them last year, and is also working on releasing updates for Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows RT 8.1.
The company also advised users of Windows computers to install the software updates that it launched as of July 6, as well as the updates that will be launched after that.