Critical Windows Patch – font loophole

A new exploit has been discovered in all versions of Windows that are currently supported (Vista, 7, 8, etc.) that involves OpenType fonts that are embedded and how they are handled by Windows. Microsoft has released a critical update that will close the loophole, which is available through Windows Update.

The exploit will allow hackers access to look at data on the hard drive, as well as install things, change or delete data, or even create new user accounts with access to everything – that is, take over the machine entirely.

It might be a good idea to make sure all your Windows updates are installed.

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