Microsoft Fixes 6 zero-days, 97 Flaws with January 2022 Patch Tuesday Patch
Microsoft warns users of Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11 to update ASAP as serious new vulnerabilities are discovered.
Microsoft has released January Patch Tuesday security updates with a total of 97 Vulnerabilities, including six zero-day with nine classified as Critical and 88 as Important. The products covered in January’s security update include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge, Windows Defender, and more.
Microsoft announced that all versions of Windows are affected by a series of newly-detected security threats, announcing a whopping 97 flaws in January 2022 – six of them critical “zero-day” vulnerabilities.
Six especially critical security vulnerabilities are Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11, along with Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022.
Users can update manually by opening the Start menu, clicking the icon in the bottom left corner of their operating system’s display.
If you have not already received the January 12, 2022, “Patch Tuesday” updates, Windows 10 users can manually update Windows from Settings > Update & Security, while Windows 11 users can update from Settings > Windows Update. Windows users can also wait as Microsoft sends the updates to all Windows users. The patches will reach different users’ operating systems at different times.
The six most critical vulnerabilities are “zero-day” vulnerabilities. Microsoft says none of the vulnerabilities have been exploited by hackers… yet.
Best advice… update Windows as soon as possible. And if you have turned off updates… please turn them back on.
Be smart. Be safe!