Microsoft announced that it has discovered several serious security vulnerabilities in Windows 11 as well as other versions including Windows 10.
The revelations came as part of “Patch Tuesday” in January 2022 – the day of the month on which Microsoft releases a series of patches to fix problems in its software.
While many of the vulnerabilities that affect not only new Windows versions but also older versions such as Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2019 have been fixed with patches, six of the threats have been highlighted as zero-day threats.
Fortunately, while many vulnerabilities are found and fixed before malicious users find them and exploit them, zero-day threats are vulnerabilities that are already floating around and are therefore of particular concern.
In total, Microsoft announced the existence of 97 new exploits – a number that is certainly worrying. As a report in Forbes explains, Microsoft has restricted information on the zero-day exploits …