Microsoft on July 7 asked users to immediately install Emergency Windows Update on their computer or laptop. The warning was issued by the company following the identification of a major security flaw in the Windows operating system.
This bug, called Print Nightmare, can be triggered by an attack on the user's system through the Print Spooler service. According to Microsoft, these attackers can take advantage of this error to easily install programs, view data, edit or delete, or create new user accounts. This security issue can affect all supported versions of Windows, which is why Microsoft has called for an emergency update.
An Out-of-band update has been released to address a remote code execution exploit in the Windows Print Spooler service. We recommend you update your device as soon as possible. https://t.co/Sgf3gayN8o— Windows Update (@WindowsUpdate) July 6, 2021
"We recommend that you install these updates immediately," the company said. Earlier on July 1, Microsoft said it was aware of the security flaw and the matter was being investigated, and now updates have been released to prevent it.