By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WASHINGTON (KDKA) – Microsoft is urging Windows users to immediately install an update after security researchers found a serious vulnerability in the operating system.READ MORE: South Side Residents Fed Up With Violence, But Weary On New Restrictions
Researchers accidentally published a guide on how to exploit the operating system.READ MORE: State Police In Kittanning Searching For Arson Suspect Following Reported Domestic Incident
According to the company, hackers could use it to install programs, delete data, and create new user accounts with full access to your device.
They do say, however, if you have automatic updates enabled, it’s likely your computer has already downloaded the security update.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Police Investigate Shooting On Same Night South Side Traffic Pattern Began
Patches for operating systems aimed at IT professionals are expected soon.