MICROSOFT has issued their biggest-ever security fix. It will include repairs to the Windows operating system and Internet browser to eliminate flaws that currently allow hackers to take control. The new fixes aim to patch-up a number of weaknesses, including the Stuxnet virus which attacked an Iranian nuclear power plant and other industrial control systems around the world.
So far Microsoft has patched three of the four vulnerabilities that this virus exploited. Four of the new patches are said to be software updates that write over glitches.
Outside researchers, known as ‘white hat’ hackers, discovered 49 problems and 16 of the security patches will fix these.