Nvidia's Latest Update Patches A Major Security Risk, Suggests All Users Update ASAP

Nvidia has just patched up a major security issue found in their previous driver update.
All customers are urged to update their drivers immediately to avoid security risks.
All customers are urged to update their drivers immediately to avoid security risks. Nvidia

Nvidia has just released the latest driver update for its graphics cards, but this time around it's not just a handful of performance improvements and stability fixes. The update was released to patch a major security risk that opened up computers to several vulnerabilities.

We'll save the technical mumbo-jumbo about problems with kernels and shared data synchronization. The short story is drivers prior to the latest update left computer vulnerable to denial of service attacks, the unwarranted disclosure of personal information, and unauthorized privilege escalation. Basically, unless you update your drivers to the latest ones from Nvidia, you're at risk of some nasty, malicious attacks that could end up with your information being stolen, or you losing access to your device.

If you're using any Nvidia graphics hardware, including any of the Nvidia GeForce GTX cards which are arguably the most popular GPUs on the market, then we here at Player.One urge you to update your drivers as soon as you can so you can get rid of these vulnerabilities that leave you open to attack.

If you don't know how to update your drivers, then head over to the official Nvidia website and find a driver for your specific GPU. Download the driver manually, run the installation, and it should be a simple process from there. Restart your device afterwards and you're good to go.

However, there is an easier method that requires a little less work depending on your patience. First, download the GeForce Experience app (most Nvidia-equipped devices will already have this installed). Run GeForce Experience and it will detect your Nvidia GPU, and prompt you whenever there's an available driver update. For more convenience and so you don't have to worry about updating your GPU drivers all the time, we recommend GeForce Experience to ensure that your drivers are always up-to-date.

What do you think about the situation with Nvidia? Do you think this "error" on their part has affected Nvidia's credibility as one of the go-to brands for performance hardware? Were you able to update your Nvidia GPU drivers without a hitch? Let us know in the comments section below!

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