Microsoft Releases Must-Have Security Patches

ITBusinessEdge: Microsoft Releases Must-Have Security Patches

ITBusinessEdge’s Paul Mah comments on the latest Microsoft “patch Tuesday” update which includes security fixes for many Microsoft products. Make sure you download and install it if your systems aren’t set to update automatically.

“Microsoft shipped a massive Patch Tuesday update this week that resolves a total of 64 vulnerabilities spread across 17 security bulletins. Affected system components include a broad swathe of Microsoft’s products, such as Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, the .NET Framework and GDI+. More importantly, nine of the bulletins were graded at the highest rating of “critical,” while the remaining eight were ranked as ‘important.’

Given the number of serious updates involved, small- and mid-sized businesses thinking of holding off on this update are advised not to put it off. This is because all but two of the bulletins allow for the possibility of remote code execution, which are scenarios where remote hackers are able to run unauthorized applications.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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