REDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft was once the epitome of everything wrong with security in technology. Its products were so infested with vulnerabilities that the company’s co-founder, Bill Gates, once ordered all of Microsoft engineers to stop writing new code for a month and focus on fixing the bugs in software they had already built.
Out of the dozen patches, four of the security vulnerabilities are considered “critical” and should be patched immediately.
Microsoft today delivered the first large-sized update for Windows 10, a “servicing update” that weighed in at around a third of a gigabyte. The update, labeled KB3081424 in Microsoft’s identifying scheme, has been pushed not only to Windows Insiders — those who opted in to the firm’s preview program — but also to everyone who has upgraded to the new OS since its launch last week.