Microsoft Issues 'Update Now' Warning To Windows Users


Microsoft really does not have the greatest track record when it comes to those security and system fixes that are usually referred to as Patch Tuesday updates. Readers of Forbes will not need reminding how these updates have recently caused Windows to freeze or simply decided to install themselves and cause unexpected restarts. Indeed, I have had more messages from readers who are fed up with Windows updates than in relation to anything else I have covered on Forbes. Yet it is precisely these people that Microsoft is now urging to apply one particular set of updates released May 14, warning that unless they do at least a million computers might be exploited by a security threat that could be as damaging and costly as WannaCry was two years ago.