Microsoft has released a critical update to Windows 8.1
Microsoft has released a critical security update for its operating systems, including modern platform Windows 8.1. Patch blocks exploits, which are based on digital certificates of problem found in the Internet.
The software giant recommends users to install this update, because these malicious certificates are now very common. The update will be automatically installed on computers and devices running Windows 8, 8.1, RT, RT 8.1, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1.
Update blocks 44 various SSL certificate obtained after successful hacking of the system of National information (NIC) centre in India. Such certificates are accepted automatically on all versions of Windows, without any prompts.
Compromised certificates used by many websites for online banking, e-Commerce and web services, as e-mail. It is reported that services from Google and Yahoo are also affected, so users are at risk when they access their resources via SSL.
Using a similar SSL certificates, attackers can spoof the contents for the implementation of phishing attacks and other attacks against web properties.
Users of Windows 8 and 8.1 already have auto-patch, but those who work with older Windows versions you must install update 2813430, says Microsoft. At the same time, users of Mac OS X and Linux need not worry, because those operating systems, unlike Windows, by default, are not trusted SSL certificates.