Thursday

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - 3 Critical, 5 Important Patches

Microsoft Patch Tuesday is the second Tuesday of each month (Nov 12th this time), and is the scheduled release date for security updates affecting Windows and other Microsoft products. It is also the scheduled release day for security updates for Adobe products, through an agreement between Microsoft and Adobe. Microsoft has 3 critical and 5 important items this month, including a critical one for all current versions of Internet Explorer IE 6 thru IE 11). Browser vulnerabilities are particularly important, as they are the primary method of infection in most cases. Please note that even after this round of patches, there will still be an outstanding unpatched zero-day  IE vulnerability. Following on a few flaky Windows Updates recently, you may even want to wait 24 or 48 hours to download them and install the patches - in case there are any serious problems with the updates. See how to configure Windows Updates here.


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