Windows 10 Critical Update Scam Alert

Earlier this week the US Government issued a “Critical Security Warning” for Firefox users and a little bit like buses, along comes another. This time it’s only an “Update Now” alert but we should all take it very seriously. 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 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 advisor’s 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 their online fraud reporting tool


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