Google security engineer Tavis Ormandy has recently uncovered a vulnerability in Microsoft’s malware protection engine. This hole allows attackers to create a file that the products would scan and due to this scan, become disabled. Details on the contents of these malicious files hasn’t been disclosed but Ormandy hinted that the vulnerability involves the JavaScript Interpreter.

An update has been released that resolves this vulnerability.

This instance is a great reminder of why it is important to keep your system and software up to date.

Read PCWorld’s write up of this vulnerability here.