Emergency Windows 10 Critical Update Scam Alert

Microsoft is urging Windows 10 users to download the latest updates; the sense of urgency has come from the unfortunate leaking of certain vulnerabilities by legitimate suppliers who thought Microsoft had already addressed the issues. The weakness that the new update protects from allows cybercriminals to sneak malware into your device, assuming you are a Windows 10 user. So, the bad news is, there is a vulnerability, the good news is that there is a fix. Even anti-virus makers such as Norton remind users to update as soon as possible because in their own words “it’s also important to know anti-virus protection isn’t enough to protect your devices against all cyberthreats”.


Tips and Advice

  • How to update – Click on the Microsoft logo in the bottom left of the screen > click on Settings, (the cog symbol) > click on “Update & Security” and if there is an upload available click on “Download
  • Check for Malware – Its worth running Malware Bytes every few months to check for nasties, they have a free version which does a good job
  • ID Protection –  If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
  • Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use theironline fraud reporting tool


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