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Photo: sdx15 (Shutterstock) As long as there are computers, there will be bugs crawling around inside them. You know, metaphorically. Lucky for us Windows users, Microsoft has just squashed another batch of them. If you use a PC and you haven’t installed this update yet, you’re going to want to do so immediately. As reported by Bleeping Computer , Microsoft released its March 2022 update on Patch Tuesday. The update contains patches for 71 known vulnerabilities, ranging from issues like elevation of privilege, denial of service, and spoofing. In addition, the company fixed 21 Chromium vulnerabilities for Microsoft Edge. Patching security flaws is always important, and you should install every patch to protect yourself against whatever issues Microsoft has identified. However, this time around there are three flaws that are potentially more dangerous than the others: These three entries are known as zero-day vulnerabilities, meaning the flaws have been publicly identified as known threats already. Unlike the other issues Microsoft patched, these vulnerabilities were known to everyone paying attention, meaning bad actors could have found a way to exploit them. While Microsoft says none of the vulnerabilities were actively exploited, the company acknowledged there have been proof-of-concept exploits for CVE-2022-21990 and CVE-2022-24459. According to Bleeping Computer, Microsoft thinks these other two vulnerabilities are also likely to be exploited in due time: Security patches are a double-edge sword (weighing heavily, of course, on the side of good). On the one hand, Microsoft is patching security issues that could, in theory, […]