Critical Microsoft Update — All Windows Devices

Posted July 21st, 2015 at 3:35 pm.

Yesterday, Microsoft released a critical update for all Windows machines, especially desktops and laptops.  They have classed this as a high-impact issue and chose to release it outside their usual update schedule.

Per Microsoft TechNet: “The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts. ”  Remote code execution refers to a way a hacker can take control of a computer.

As a result, LITS will be pushing this update to all College windows desktops and laptops tonight.  Be advised that this update does require your computer to be restarted.  When you leave, please ensure your computer is on, but that you have closed all of your documents and logged out.  If your computer is off, this update will run soon after you turn it on.

If you are off campus with a Bryn Mawr computer, or you have Windows computers of your own, please be sure to do your Windows updates as soon as possible (even if it seems like you did them only a day or two ago).

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